Part I consists of an introductiofl to artificial intelligence and Japanese fifth generation computer systems. The basics of artificial intelligence, viz. search process, game playing, logic, knowledge representation and non-monotonic reasoning systems are included in Part II. Part III comprises the application areas like robotics, natural language processing and computer vision. We have devoted three chapters entitled expert systems, knowledge engineering and successful expert systems in Part IV. Artificial intelligence programming languages like LISP, PROLOG and the architectures for artificial' intelligence constitute Part V. Part VI presents an integrated case study covering all the related managerial aspects in a real-life situation for improving the analytical skill of the reader and to give a practical bias.