Hedberg, Sara R.


AAAI's National and Innovative Applications Conferences Celebrate 50 Years of AI

AI Magazine

The Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Nineteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference commemorated fifty years of artificial intelligence research in Boston, Massachusetts this past July.


Celebrating AI's Fiftieth Anniversary and Continuing Innovation at the AAAI/IAAI-06 Conferences

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The seeds of AI were sewn at the Dartmouth Conference in the summer of 1956. John McCarthy, then an assistant mathematics professor at Dartmouth, organized the conference and coined the name "artificial intelligence" in his conference proposal. This summer AAAI celebrates the first 50 years of AI; and continues to foster the fertile fields of AI at the National AI conference (AAAI-06) and Innovative Applications of AI conference (IAAI-06) in Boston.


IJCAI-03 Conference Highlights

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This summer's AI conference in Acapulco offered attendees wide variety of program choices as well as ample time to catch up with friends and colleagues. For many, scheduling time was probably the biggest challenge because the conference included numerous invited speakers, 189 technical paper presentations, 93 posters, a Mobile Robot Competition, 19 Innovative Applications of AI (IAAI) award-winning paper presentations, a Trading Agents Competition, a special track on AI and the web, and the vendor exhibit.


The AAAI-02 and IAAI-02 Conferences

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The Eighteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-02) and the Fourteenth Conference on Innovative Applications of AI (IAAI- 02) were positively received by those who attended. This report provides a few snapshots of the vast and varied content of the 2002 conferences. Proceedings of AAAI-02 and IAAI-02 are available from AAAI Press (www.-


Modern Masters of an Ancient Game

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The $100,004 Fredkin Prize for Computer Chess, created in 1980 to honor the first program to beat a reigning world chess champion, was awarded to the inventors of the Deep Blue chess machine Tuesday, July 29, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in Providence, Rhode Island.


Green Engineering AI Tools Benefit the Environment

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For over a decade now, AI techniques have been applied to some of the hardest problems faced by business today, often with stellar results and a tenfold-plus return on investment. One of the major problems faced by businesses in the 1990s is how to produce environmentally friendly products and stay profitable. A pioneering consortium at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is using AI, combined with operations research, environmental science, public policy, and other disciplines, to build tools for green engineering. Green engineering is an approach to product development that balances environmental compatibility against economic profitability.


The Applied AI Business

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The Fifth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) certainly reflected the current state of the commercialization of AI. A new crop of award-winning applications stood as a testimonial to the continuing inroads AI is making into business, saving hundreds of millions of dollars annually. In addition, attendees were introduced to a number of new AI technologies, such as data mining, that are coming out of the research lab and being readied for use.