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) …
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.
Agrawal, Vikas (Infosys Limited) | Baier, Jorge (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) | Bekris, Kostas (Rutgers University) | Chen, Yiling (Harvard University) | Garcez, Artur S. d'Avila (City University London,) | Hitzler, Pascal (Wright State University) | Haslum, Patrik (Australian National University) | Jannach, Dietmar (TU Dortmund) | Law, Edith (Carnegie Mellon University) | Lecue, Freddy (IBM Research) | Lamb, Luis C. (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) | Matuszek, Cynthia (University of Washington) | Palacios, Hector (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) | Srivastava, Biplav (IBM Research) | Shastri, Lokendra (Infosys Limited) | Sturtevant, Nathan (University of Denver) | Stern, Roni (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) | Tellex, Stefanie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Vassos, Stavros (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Aha, David W. (Naval Research Laboratory) | Boddy, Mark (Adventium Labs) | Bulitko, Vadim (University of Alberta) | Garcez, Artur S. d'Avila (City University London) | Doshi, Prashant (University of Georgia) | Edelkamp, Stefan (TZI, Bremen University) | Geib, Christopher (University of Edinburgh) | Gmytrasiewicz, Piotr (University of Illinois, Chicago) | Goldman, Robert P. (Smart Information Flow Technologies) | Hitzler, Pascal (Wright State University) | Isbell, Charles (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Josyula, Darsana (University of Maryland, College Park) | Kaelbling, Leslie Pack (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Kersting, Kristian (University of Bonn) | Kunda, Maithilee (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Lamb, Luis C. (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)) | Marthi, Bhaskara (Willow Garage) | McGreggor, Keith (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Nastase, Vivi (EML Research gGmbH) | Provan, Gregory (University College Cork) | Raja, Anita (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) | Ram, Ashwin (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Riedl, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Russell, Stuart (University of California, Berkeley) | Sabharwal, Ashish (Cornell University) | Smaus, Jan-Georg (University of Freiburg) | Sukthankar, Gita (University of Central Florida) | Tuyls, Karl (Maastricht University) | Meyden, Ron van der (University of New South Wales) | Halevy, Alon (Google, Inc.) | Mihalkova, Lilyana (University of Maryland) | Natarajan, Sriraam (University of Wisconsin)
The AAAI-10 Workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, July 11–12, 2010 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. The AAAI-10 workshop program included 13 workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. The titles of the workshops were AI and Fun, Bridging the Gap between Task and Motion Planning, Collaboratively-Built Knowledge Sources and Artificial Intelligence, Goal-Directed Autonomy, Intelligent Security, Interactive Decision Theory and Game Theory, Metacognition for Robust Social Systems, Model Checking and Artificial Intelligence, Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning, Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition, Statistical Relational AI, Visual Representations and Reasoning, and Abstraction, Reformulation, and Approximation. This article presents short summaries of those events.