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) …
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.
Burns, Gully (Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California) | Gil, Yolanda (Information Sciences Institute and Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California) | Liu, Yan (University of Southern California) | Villanueva-Rosales, Natalia (University of Texas at El Paso) | Risi, Sebastian (University of Copenhagen) | Lehman, Joel (University of Texas at Austin) | Clune, Jeff (University of Wyoming) | Lebiere, Christian (Carnegie Mellon University) | Rosenbloom, Paul S. (University of Southern California) | Harmelen, Frank van (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) | Hendler, James A. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) | Hitzler, Pascal (Wright State University) | Janowic, Krzysztof (University of California, Santa Barbara) | Swarup, Samarth (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2013 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 15–17, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia near Washington DC USA. The titles of the five symposia were as follows: Discovery Informatics: AI Takes a Science-Centered View on Big Data (FS-13-01); How Should Intelligence be Abstracted in AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic Representations, Artificial Neural Networks, or --? The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.
Dogan, Rezarta Islamaj (National Library of Medicine) | Gil, Yolanda (University of Southern California) | Hirsh, Haym (Rutgers University) | Krishnan, Narayanan C. (Washington State University) | Lewis, Michael (University of Pittsburgh) | Mericli, Cetin (Carnegie Mellon University) | Rashidi, Parisa (Northwestern University) | Raskin, Victor (Purdue University) | Swarup, Samarth (Virginia Institute of Technology) | Sun, Wei (George Mason University) | Taylor, Julia M. (National Library of Medicine) | Yeganova, Lana
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2012 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 2–4, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the eight symposia were as follows: AI for Gerontechnology (FS-12-01), Artificial Intelligence of Humor (FS-12-02), Discovery Informatics: The Role of AI Research in Innovating Scientific Processes (FS-12-03), Human Control of Bio-Inspired Swarms (FS-12-04), Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery in Biomedical Text (FS-12-05), Machine Aggregation of Human Judgment (FS-12-06), Robots Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (FS-12-07), and Social Networks and Social Contagion (FS-12-08). The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.
This article surveys previous work on combining planning techniques with expressive representations of knowledge in description logics to reason about tasks, plans, and goals. Description logics can reason about the logical definition of a class and automatically infer class-subclass subsumption relations as well as classify instances into classes based on their definitions. Descriptions of actions, plans, and goals can be exploited during plan generation, plan recognition, or plan evaluation. Another emerging use of these techniques is the semantic web, where current ontology languages based on description logics need to be extended to reason about goals and capabilities for web services and agents.
The operation of a human organization requires dozens of everyday tasks to ensure coherence in organizational activities, monitor the status of such activities, gather information relevant to the organization, keep everyone in the organization informed, and so on. Based on this vision, this article reports on ELECTRIC ELVES, a system that has been operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our research institute since 1 June 2000. Tied to individual user workstations, fax machines, voice, and mobile devices such as cell phones and palm pilots, ELECTRIC ELVES has assisted us in routine tasks, such as rescheduling meetings, selecting presenters for research meetings, tracking people's locations, organizing lunch meetings, and so on. We also report the results of deploying ELECTRIC ELVES in our own research organization.
Lesperance, Yves, Wagnerg, Gerd, Birmingham, William, Bollacke, Kurt r, Nareyek, Alexander, Walser, J. Paul, Aha, David, Finin, Tim, Grosof, Benjamin, Japkowicz, Nathalie, Holte, Robert, Getoor, Lise, Gomes, Carla P., Hoos, Holger H., Schultz, Alan C., Kubat, Miroslav, Mitchell, Tom, Denzinger, Joerg, Gil, Yolanda, Myers, Karen, Bettini, Claudio, Montanari, Angelo
The AAAI-2000 Workshop Program was held Sunday and Monday, 3031 July 2000 at the Hyatt Regency Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The 15 workshops held were (1) Agent-Oriented Information Systems, (2) Artificial Intelligence and Music, (3) Artificial Intelligence and Web Search, (4) Constraints and AI Planning, (5) Integration of AI and OR: Techniques for Combinatorial Optimization, (6) Intelligent Lessons Learned Systems, (7) Knowledge-Based Electronic Markets, (8) Learning from Imbalanced Data Sets, (9) Learning Statistical Models from Rela-tional Data, (10) Leveraging Probability and Uncertainty in Computation, (11) Mobile Robotic Competition and Exhibition, (12) New Research Problems for Machine Learning, (13) Parallel and Distributed Search for Reasoning, (14) Representational Issues for Real-World Planning Systems, and (15) Spatial and Temporal Granularity.
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence held its 1996 Spring Symposia Series on March 27 to 29 at Stanford University. This article contains summaries of the eight symposia that were conducted: (1) Acquisition, Learning, and Demonstration: Automating Tasks for Users; (2) Adaptation, Coevolution, and Learning in Multiagent Systems; (3) Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Applications of Current Technologies; (4) Cognitive and Computational Models of Spatial Representation; (5) Computational Implicature: Computational Approaches to Interpreting and Generating Conversational Implicature; (6) Computational Issues in Learning Models of Dynamic Systems; (7) Machine Learning in Information Access; and (8) Planning with Incomplete Information for Robot Problems.