About AITopics

AITopics is the Internet's largest collection of information about the research, the people, and the applications of Artificial Intelligence. Our mission is to educate and inspire through a wide variety of curated and organized resources gathered from across the web. AITopics is brought to you by The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

AITopics is intended primarily for instructors of AI courses and students from high school through first-year graduate school so you can:

  • Stay abreast of advances in AI
  • Read the news stories capturing media attention
  • Find background material and foundational classics that supplement textbook discussions
  • View videos
  • Listen to podcasts

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Topic Descriptions

The editors of AITopics thank the following contributors for their long-form topic descriptions:


Artificial intelligence is part of our global culture, and its impact on our everyday lives is growing. Searching for news about AI presents a deluge of information. Why not use a little AI of our own to better handle the task? NewsFinder scans high-quality online news sources every day and selects stories that it deems relevant to the Artificial Intelligence community. It also includes stories suggested by Google News. For each story, it determines the appropriate set of categories, shown in the left panel. Once a week, NewsFinder posts highlights of the week's news to the AAAI AI-Alert mailing list and publishes them in the AI-Alerts section of the site.

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We gratefully acknowledge additional financial support received from the National Science Foundation (awards #0738341 and #1319941), the AI Journal Foundation of IJCAI, and Microsoft Research.

Bruce Buchanan, Reid Smith, Joshua Eckroth