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The integration of AI and DBMS technologies promises to play a significant role in shaping the future of computing. AI/DB integration is crucial not only for next generation computing but also for the continued development of DBMS technology. Both DBMS and AI systems represent well established technologies, research and development in the area of AI/DB integration is comparatively new. The motivations driving the integration of these two technologies include the need for (a) access to large amounts of shared data for knowledge processing, (b) efficient management of data as well as knowledge, and (c) intelligent processing of data. In addition to these motivations, the design of intelligent database interface (IDI) was also motivated by the desire to preserve the substantial investment represented by most existing databases. Several general approaches to AI/DB integration and various developments in the field of intelligent databases have been investigated and reported in the paper.