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) …
Rockel, Sebastian (University of Hamburg) | Neumann, Bernd (University of Hamburg) | Zhang, Jianwei (University of Hamburg) | Dubba, Sandeep Krishna Reddy (University of Leeds) | Cohn, Anthony G. (University of Leeds) | Konecny, Stefan (Örebro University) | Mansouri, Masoumeh (Örebro University) | Pecora, Federico (Örebro University) | Saffiotti, Alessandro (Örebro University) | Günther, Martin (University of Osnabrück) | Stock, Sebastian (University of Osnabrück) | Hertzberg, Joachim (University of Osnabrück) | Tome, Ana Maria (University of Aveiro ) | Pinho, Armando (University of Aveiro) | Lopes, Luis Seabra (University of Aveiro ) | Riegen, Stephanie von (HITeC e.V. ) | Hotz, Lothar (HITeC e.V.)
One way to improve the robustness and flexibility of robot performance is to let the robot learn from its experiences. In this paper, we describe the architecture and knowledge-representation framework for a service robot being developed in the EU project RACE, and present examples illustrating how learning from experiences will be achieved. As a unique innovative feature, the framework combines memory records of low-level robot activities with ontology-based high-level semantic descriptions.