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) …
Ganzfried, Sam (Carnegie Mellon University)
Albrecht, Stefano V. (University of Edinburgh) | Beck, J. Christopher (University of Toronto) | Buckeridge, David L. (McGill University) | Botea, Adi (IBM Research, Dublin) | Caragea, Cornelia (University of North Texas) | Chi, Chi-hung (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) | Damoulas, Theodoros (New York University) | Dilkina, Bistra (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Eaton, Eric (University of Pennsylvania) | Fazli, Pooyan (Carnegie Mellon University) | Ganzfried, Sam (Carnegie Mellon University) | Giles, C. Lee (Pennsylvania State University) | Guillet, Sébastian (Université du Québec) | Holte, Robert (University of Alberta) | Hutter, Frank (University of Freiburg) | Koch, Thorsten (TU Berlin) | Leonetti, Matteo (University of Texas at Austin) | Lindauer, Marius (University of Freiburg) | Machado, Marlos C. (University of Alberta) | Malitsky, Yui (IBM Research) | Marcus, Gary (New York University) | Meijer, Sebastiaan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) | Rossi, Francesca (University of Padova, Italy) | Shaban-Nejad, Arash (University of California, Berkeley) | Thiebaux, Sylvie (Australian National University) | Veloso, Manuela (Carnegie Mellon University) | Walsh, Toby (NICTA) | Wang, Can (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) | Zhang, Jie (Nanyang Technological University) | Zheng, Yu (Microsoft Research)
AAAI's 2015 Workshop Program was held Sunday and Monday, January 25–26, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel in Austion, Texas, USA. The AAAI-15 workshop program included 15 workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. Most workshops were held on a single day. The titles of the workshops included AI and Ethics, AI for Cities, AI for Transportation: Advice, Interactivity and Actor Modeling, Algorithm Configuration, Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments, Beyond the Turing Test, Computational Sustainability, Computer Poker and Imperfect Information, Incentive and Trust in E-Communities, Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination, Planning, Search, and Optimization, Scholarly Big Data: AI Perspectives, Challenges, and Ideas, Trajectory-Based Behaviour Analytics, World Wide Web and Public Health Intelligence, Knowledge, Skill, and Behavior Transfer in Autonomous Robots, and Learning for General Competency in Video Games.
Albrecht, Stefano V. (University of Edinburgh) | Barreto, André M. S. (Brazilian National Laboratory for Scientific Computing) | Braziunas, Darius (Kobo Inc.) | Buckeridge, David L. (McGill University) | Cuayáhuitl, Heriberto (Heriot-Watt University) | Dethlefs, Nina (Heriot-Watt University) | Endres, Markus (University of Augsburg) | Farahmand, Amir-massoud (Carnegie Mellon University) | Fox, Mark (University of Toronto) | Frommberger, Lutz (University of Bremen) | Ganzfried, Sam (Carnegie Mellon University) | Gil, Yolanda (University of Southern California) | Guillet, Sébastien (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) | Hunter, Lawrence E. (University of Colorado School of Medicine) | Jhala, Arnav (University of California Santa Cruz) | Kersting, Kristian (Technical University of Dortmund) | Konidaris, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Lecue, Freddy (IBM Research) | McIlraith, Sheila (University of Toronto) | Natarajan, Sriraam (Indiana University) | Noorian, Zeinab (University of Saskatchewan) | Poole, David (University of British Columbia) | Ronfard, Rémi (University of Grenoble) | Saffiotti, Alessandro (Orebro University) | Shaban-Nejad, Arash (McGill University) | Srivastava, Biplav (IBM Research) | Tesauro, Gerald (IBM Research) | Uceda-Sosa, Rosario (IBM Research) | Broeck, Guy Van den (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) | Otterlo, Martijn van (Radboud University Nijmegen) | Wallace, Byron C. (University of Texas) | Weng, Paul (Pierre and Marie Curie University) | Wiens, Jenna (University of Michigan) | Zhang, Jie (Nanyang Technological University)
The AAAI-14 Workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, July 27–28, 2012, at the Québec City Convention Centre in Québec, Canada. The AAAI-14 workshop program included fifteen workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. The titles of the workshops were AI and Robotics; Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments; Cognitive Computing for Augmented Human Intelligence; Computer Poker and Imperfect Information; Discovery Informatics; Incentives and Trust in Electronic Communities; Intelligent Cinematography and Editing; Machine Learning for Interactive Systems: Bridging the Gap between Perception, Action and Communication; Modern Artificial Intelligence for Health Analytics; Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination; Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling; Semantic Cities -- Beyond Open Data to Models, Standards and Reasoning; Sequential Decision Making with Big Data; Statistical Relational AI; and The World Wide Web and Public Health Intelligence. This article presents short summaries of those events.