If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Agarwal, Nitin (University of Arkansas at Little Rock) | Andrist, Sean (University of Wisconsin-Madison) | Bohus, Dan (Microsoft Research) | Fang, Fei (University of Southern California) | Fenstermacher, Laurie (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) | Kagal, Lalana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Kido, Takashi (Rikengenesis) | Kiekintveld, Christopher (University of Texas at El Paso) | Lawless, W. F. (Paine College) | Liu, Huan (Arizona State University) | McCallum, Andrew (University of Massachusetts) | Purohit, Hemant (Wright State University) | Seneviratne, Oshani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Takadama, Keiki (University of Electro-Communications) | Taylor, Gavin (US Naval Academy)
The AAAI 2015 Spring Symposium Series was held Monday through Wednesday, March 23-25, at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. The titles of the seven symposia were Ambient Intelligence for Health and Cognitive Enhancement, Applied Computational Game Theory, Foundations of Autonomy and Its (Cyber) Threats: From Individuals to Interdependence, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: Integrating Symbolic and Neural Approaches, Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Socio-Technical Behavior Mining: From Data to Decisions, Structured Data for Humanitarian Technologies: Perfect Fit or Overkill?