I built my first Artificial Intelligence (AI) program almost 30 years ago. I took an identification key from a bird field guide and turned it into an application riddled with an embarrassing number of GOTO statements which led the user through a series of adaptive A/B questions and then presented them with the most probable species identification at the end.
Mike Mackrory is a Global citizen who has settled down in the Pacific Northwest—for now. By day he works as a Senior Engineer on a Quality Engineering team and by night he writes, consults on several web based projects and runs a marginally successful eBay sticker business. When he’s not tapping on the keys, he can be found hiking, fishing and exploring both the urban and the rural landscape with his kids. Always happy to help out another developer, he has a definite preference for helping those who bring gifts of gourmet donuts, craft beer and/or Single-malt Scotch.