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Alvey Programme

Alvey Programme A five-year program of precompetitive collaborative R&D, started in the UK in 1983 as a result of the government-initiated Alvey Report, in response to the Japanese fifth generation project. The Alvey report was published in 1982 by a committee headed by John Alvey, who was head of R&D at British Telecom. The four “enabling technologies” addressed by the Alvey Programme were VLSI, software engineering, knowledge-based systems, and the human-computer interface. From 1988 the scope and scale of funding was progressively diminished and the program has been succeeded by other initiatives.

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