The International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning first took place in Russia in the early nineteen nineties, under a more simple name. As the Conference grew, and became nationwide towards the middle of the decade, it was eventually given the entire current name in the early two thousands, and is now referred to as LPAR.
Okay, so what exactly is logic for programming, artificial intelligence, and reasoning? Good question. Originally, the Russians were getting together to talk about the new developments in these fields. As other nations became more and more interested in the subject matter, due to the ever-increasing world of technology, LPAR was born. Not only did it grow in people groups, but what started out as only discussing logic programming, with the boom of technological discoveries it graduated to automated reasoning, and finally even included artificial intelligence.
Many of us might cringe at the the thought of being involved in this type of thing, but thankfully we have people that are very interested in this unique field, and are devoted to expanding it even further. If it wasn’t for specialists who gathered and discussed new medical inventions, we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today with survival rates and helpful procedures in general. Did you know that people had to hand-crank the suction that cleared blood from the operation site? It wasn’t until someone literally modified a vacuum cleaner that we have the vacuum suction today.
This new method was discussed at a medical conference and approved and shared by other people of the same profession. This is what happens with LPAR. This is how it is possible to go from talking about computers that are the size of a house, to robots, to the entire list: logic for programming, artificial intelligence, and reasoning.