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?
Bohus, Dan (Microsoft Research) | Horvitz, Eric (Microsoft Research) | Kanda, Takayuki (ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories) | Mutlu, Bilge (University of Wisconsin - Madison) | Raux, Antoine (Honda Research Institute USA)
This special issue of AI Magazine on dialog with robots brings together a collection of articles on situated dialog. The contributing authors have been working in interrelated fields of human-robot interaction, dialog systems, virtual agents, and other related areas and address core concepts in spoken dialog with embodied robots or agents. Several of the contributors participated in the AAAI Fall Symposium on Dialog with Robots, held in November 2010, and several articles in this issue are extensions of work presented there. The articles in this collection address diverse aspects of dialog with robots, but are unified in addressing opportunities with spoken language interaction, physical embodiment, and enriched representations of context.
Azevedo, Roger (McGill University) | Biswas, Gautam (Vanderbilt University) | Bohus, Dan (Microsoft Research) | Carmichael, Ted (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) | Finlayson, Mark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Hadzikadic, Mirsad (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) | Havasi, Catherine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Horvitz, Eric (Microsoft Research) | Kanda, Takayuki (ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communications Laboratories) | Koyejo, Oluwasanmi (University of Texas at Austin) | Lawless, William (Paine College) | Lenat, Doug (Cycorp) | Meneguzzi, Felipe (Carnegie Mellon University) | Mutlu, Bilge (University of Wisconsin, Madison) | Oh, Jean (Carnegie Mellon University) | Pirrone, Roberto (University of Palermo) | Raux, Antoine (Honda Research Institute USA) | Sofge, Donald (Naval Research Laboratory) | Sukthankar, Gita (University of Central Florida) | Durme, Benjamin Van (Johns Hopkins University)
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2010 Fall Symposium Series, held Thursday through Saturday, November 11-13, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the eight symposia are as follows: (1) Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems; (2) Commonsense Knowledge; (3) Complex Adaptive Systems: Resilience, Robustness, and Evolvability; (4) Computational Models of Narrative; (5) Dialog with Robots; (6) Manifold Learning and Its Applications; (7) Proactive Assistant Agents; and (8) Quantum Informatics for Cognitive, Social, and Semantic Processes. The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.