This fascinating 1985 PC Magazine cover story on expert systems will help you appreciate just how far we’ve come [N]
Back in 1985, PC Magazine dedicated an issue to expert systems, which were an early form of machine learning. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can see the whole issue here. If you’re not familiar with expert systems, Wikipedia has you covered. I’m especially impressed by the review of Expert-Ease, which reads a lot like some of the user-friendly decision support tools you see emerging these days.