formally 'International Computer Engineering'
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In 1993/4, Founder & CEO James Gordon Graham, created the original concept for International Computer Engineering’ (ICE). The company started by selling consultancy services and third party software. At the same time they developed two world class software products released in 1996. In June 2000, the name was changed to ‘BsoftB plc’ during its IPO listing on the London Stockmarkets.
"Who invented the first commercial Artificial Intelligence software for the internet in 1994?"
Designed in 1994, International Computer Engineering's 'V9 Creator' software was the original internet based A.I. software. Even though the internet was slow the company managed to get this high end engineering software APP running at stunning speeds.
"ICE/BsoftB, had two key products. Firstly through Software Engineer Tony Kelly, a world class Cable Management System and secondly through Dr Ian Derbyshires technical lead, an A.I. based high end Engineering App. The Cabling product was a 3D CADCAM App and the A.I. V9 product was interfaced with a live Oracle database. It meant the company could interact instantly with millions of database records. Through a slow mobile you could make immediate updates across any distance. It's something we are quite used to now, however we would do it over the internet in 1994 using a Nokia 232 with internet speeds between 9.6 - 56 Kilo bits/sec (today the internet is 28,000+ Kilo bits/sec). Any changes you would make on your mobile would update your laptop when you were out and about. Don't forget it sometimes took between 10 - 30 mins to download just a video song in those days! Now we are used to doing this instantly, however, in 94, this was positively revolutionary and we were the first company to do this. We effectively helped to created a modern lifestyle.
We were a small British based company that used a mobile device linked to a computer, and developed a Browser interface to have realtime A.I. updates of data. To be successful at what we did, BsoftB had to modify the internet infrastructure to make it work quicker in oder for it to be instantly updatable - it became the original disruptive technology, and paved the way for companies to come after them.
High end engineering software was the service we offered, and we modified the internet to make this happen by redesigning the Internet core web based infrastructure into a three tiered system. This is the grandaddy as it were of all the A.I. cloud based software that you see coming after it. We had the original high tech end engineering vision as opposed to what else was around at the time which was not very much. We ended up inventing this genre by being the first to redesign the webs core infrastructure, the first to use mobiles effectively and the first to invent an Artificial Intelligence engine built into a database. It was the original DISTRUPTER!
Our flagship ‘V9-Creator’ process management software package used this A.I. based substructure.
The idea was to allow ordinary non programmers to easily adapt e.g. a document control or Project Management system - in fact you could design an infinite number of applications with it and taylor it specifically to a companies workflows because it used 'User definable Rules, Attributes & Links'.
Additionally we sold a best of breed engineering CAD based cable Management software APP package. Ultimately we were trying to give companies a workable tool that would help them speed up their operations and increase profitability. Todays A.I. is very different"