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Dennis L. Foster is a computer scientist, author, and educator, known as a pioneer in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) in educational technology, medical diagnosis, and robotics. Actively involved in AI research, development, and deployment for over 40 years, he is the author of more than 60 books on AI programming, computer hardware and software, behavioral science, finance, health care, sociology, and communications, published by Wiley, Random House, Pearson, Addison-Wesley, and Facts on File, among others.

Dennis Foster developed the software for the first automated medical diagnostic system in 1974. The deployment of his authored autotutorial learning systems via more than 18,000 universities, colleges, and technical schools since the early 1980s was the first global implementation of AI in education and a milestone in the merger of behavioral science and technology. He has designed, engineered, programmed, and authored over 120 AI programs used in computer training, health care, legal documentation, aerospace, and management decision making.

He is the author of two best selling nonfiction books and seven featured book club selections devoted to innovation in technology. His profile, interviews, quotations, and books have appeared in USA Today, Business Week, U.S. News and World Reports, The Kiplinger Report, This Week, Computer World, and Library Journal, among other major periodicals.

Dennis L. Foster is the volunteer director of the Life Science Institute, a nonprofit global think tank of computer scientists, psychologists, economists, and educators devoted to practical and theoretical research, development, and education on scientific, economic, and social issues. []

Interests: Science, technology, psychology, sociology, economics, education, management, finance, geography, tourism studies, literary fiction, travel essays

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