Dr. Steve
Rapp

Problem Solving Programs

In 1957, the first version of a new program The *General **Problem
Solver*(GPS) was tested. The program developed by the same pair which developed the Logic Theorist. The GPS was an extension of Wiener's feedback principle, and was capable of solving a greater extent of common sense problems. A couple of years after the GPS, IBM contracted a team to research artificial intelligence. Herbert Gelerneter spent 3
years working on a program for
solving geometry theorems.