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) …
Achtner, Wolfgang, Aimeur, Esma, Anand, Sarabjot Singh, Appelt, Doug, Ashish, Naveen, Barnes, Tiffany, Beck, Joseph E., Dias, M. Bernardine, Doshi, Prashant, Drummond, Chris, Elazmeh, William, Felner, Ariel, Freitag, Dayne, Geffner, Hector, Geib, Christopher W., Goodwin, Richard, Holte, Robert C., Hutter, Frank, Isaac, Fair, Japkowicz, Nathalie, Kaminka, Gal A., Koenig, Sven, Lagoudakis, Michail G., Leake, David B., Lewis, Lundy, Liu, Hugo, Metzler, Ted, Mihalcea, Rada, Mobasher, Bamshad, Poupart, Pascal, Pynadath, David V., Roth-Berghofer, Thomas, Ruml, Wheeler, Schulz, Stefan, Schwarz, Sven, Seneff, Stephanie, Sheth, Amit, Sun, Ron, Thielscher, Michael, Upal, Afzal, Williams, Jason, Young, Steve, Zelenko, Dmitry
The Workshop program of the Twenty-First Conference on Artificial Intelligence was held July 16-17, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. The program was chaired by Joyce Chai and Keith Decker. The titles of the 17 workshops were AIDriven Technologies for Service-Oriented Computing; Auction Mechanisms for Robot Coordination; Cognitive Modeling and Agent-Based Social Simulations, Cognitive Robotics; Computational Aesthetics: Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Beauty and Happiness; Educational Data Mining; Evaluation Methods for Machine Learning; Event Extraction and Synthesis; Heuristic Search, Memory- Based Heuristics, and Their Applications; Human Implications of Human-Robot Interaction; Intelligent Techniques in Web Personalization; Learning for Search; Modeling and Retrieval of Context; Modeling Others from Observations; and Statistical and Empirical Approaches for Spoken Dialogue Systems.
Bonet, Blai, Geffner, Hector
Long, Derek, Kautz, Henry, Selman, Bart, Bonet, Blai, Geffner, Hector, Koehler, Jana, Brenner, Michael, Hoffmann, Joerg, Rittinger, Frank, Anderson, Corin R., Weld, Daniel S., Smith, David E., Fox, Maria, Long, Derek
In 1998, the international planning community was invited to take part in the first planning competition, hosted by the Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems Conference, to provide a new impetus for empirical evaluation and direct comparison of automatic domain-independent planning systems. This article describes the systems that competed in the event, examines the results, and considers some of the implications for the future of the field.