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) …
Ahmed, Nisar (University of Colorado, Boulder) | Bello, Paul (Naval Research Laboratory) | Bringsjord, Selmer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) | Clark, Micah (US Navy Office of Naval Research) | Hayes, Bradley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Miller, Christopher (Smart Information Flow Technologies) | Oliehoek, Frans (University of Amsterdam) | Stein, Frank (IBM) | Spaan, Matthijs (Delft University of Technology,)
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence presented the 2015 Fall Symposium Series, on Thursday through Saturday, November 12-14, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the six symposia were as follows: AI for Human-Robot Interaction, Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications, Deceptive and Counter-Deceptive Machines, Embedded Machine Learning, Self-Confidence in Autonomous Systems, and Sequential Decision Making for Intelligent Agents. This article contains the reports from four of the symposia.
Bringsjord, Selmer, Welty, Chris