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.
Riedl, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Sukthankar, Gita Reese (University of Central Florida) | Jhala, Arnav (University of California, Santa Cruz) | Zhu, Jichen (Drexel University) | Villar, Santiago Ontanon (Drexel University) | Buro, Michael (University of Alberta) | Churchill, David (University of Newfoundland)
The Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE) was held October 8-12, 2012, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The conference included a research and industry track as well as a demonstration program. The conference featured 16 technical papers, 16 posters, and one demonstration, along with invited speakers, the StarCraft Ai competition, a newly-introduced Doctoral Consortium, and 5 workshops.
Bulitko, Vadim (University of Alberta) | Riedl, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology) | Jhala, Arnav (University of California, Santa Cruz) | Buro, Michael (University of Alberta) | Sturtevant, Nathan (University of Denver)