Prolog Compilers| Prolog Environments| Prolog Examples| Prolog Books| Prolog FAQ| Contact

Prolog is a declarative programming language based on predicate calculus. It was created was by Alain Colmerauer in 1970, as an attempt to create a language that enabled the expression of logic instead of a step by step procedure.

Prolog is particularly well-suited to express complex ideas and is the language of choice for many applications in Artificial Intelligence. It is particularly suited for expert systems and natural language parsers and, in general, for any system based on knowledge representation and problem solving.

From the programmer's perspective Prolog is very different from traditional languages. The drudgery of memory management, stack pointers etc. is left to the computational engine and the programmer is free to concentrate on the logical description of the problem. So, rather than conceiving a procedural way of solving the problem itself, the Prolog programmer focuses on representing a knowledge domain, leaving to the Prolog engine the task of finding solutions for any problem arising in that domain.

A lot of the research leading up to modern implementations of Prolog came from spin-off effects caused by the Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project which chose to use a variant of Prolog, named Kernel Language, for their operating system.

Today, the most advanced examples of robotics and AI have inspired several leaders in the scientific community to voice concerns about Artificial Intelligence. Joseph Weizenbaum, the creator of the famous ELIZA program, was one of the most vocal critic of it:


|> Top Headlines   
13 Dec 2019: AUTOMATION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COULD SAVE BANKS MORE THAN $70 BILLION BY 2025
Savings across the entire financial services industry could top $140 billion in the same time frame, according to Accenture. ... more info

13 Dec 2019: COLUMN: HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL SHAPE ALL OUR JOBS
Our recent analysis of the possible workforce impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) has introduced some new twists into the “future of work” debate. The analysis, leveraging a novel method developed ... ... more info

13 Dec 2019: TECH EXPERTS AGREE IT’S TIME TO REGULATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE — IF ONLY IT WERE THAT SIMPLE
AI2 CEO Oren Etzioni spakes at the Technology Alliance’s AI Policy Matters Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Artificial intelligence is here, it’s just the beginning, and it’s time to ... ... more info

12 Dec 2019: GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN CONSTRUCTION MARKET 2019-2023 | INVESTMENT IN AI START-UPS TO BOOST GROWTH | TECHNAVIO
The global artificial intelligence (AI) in construction market is expected to grow by USD 1.13 billion during 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Request a free ... ... more info



© 2001-2019 Prolog.info Disclaimer