Blog Posts Decision / Rules Management

It’s time to trade rule technology for state of the art AI?

Blog: Decision Management Community

Five years ago Paul Haley expressed his frustrations with production rule technology (to which he was one of the major contributors) because of its inability to perform deduction. He wrote that rule vendors should stop “dressing up a procedural  language!” – see his Confessions of a production rule vendor Part 1. Yesterday Paul published Confessions of a production rule vendor Part 2. The bottom line of his article:

It’s time to trade rule technology dating back to the 80’s for state of the art AI.

He shows an interesting timeline of rules and AI for the last 30+ years and emphasizes the following:

  1. 80’s technology dominates business rules, policy automation, and decision management
  2. artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) have improved dramatically
  3. logical reasoning technology has advanced while production rule technology remains stagnant.

We expect to see more discussions about integration of Business Rules and Semantic Web technologies this September in Luxembourg where DecisionCAMP and RuleML+RR will be co-located during Logic for AI Summit.

Leave a Comment

Get the BPI Web Feed

Using the HTML code below, you can display this Business Process Incubator page content with the current filter and sorting inside your web site for FREE.

Copy/Paste this code in your website html code:

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="100%" height="700">

Customizing your BPI Web Feed

You can click on the Get the BPI Web Feed link on any of our page to create the best possible feed for your site. Here are a few tips to customize your BPI Web Feed.

Customizing the Content Filter
On any page, you can add filter criteria using the MORE FILTERS interface:

Customizing the Content Filter

Customizing the Content Sorting
Clicking on the sorting options will also change the way your BPI Web Feed will be ordered on your site:

Get the BPI Web Feed

Some integration examples