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) …
Agarwal, Nitin (University of Arkansas at Little Rock) | Andrist, Sean (University of Wisconsin-Madison) | Bohus, Dan (Microsoft Research) | Fang, Fei (University of Southern California) | Fenstermacher, Laurie (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) | Kagal, Lalana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Kido, Takashi (Rikengenesis) | Kiekintveld, Christopher (University of Texas at El Paso) | Lawless, W. F. (Paine College) | Liu, Huan (Arizona State University) | McCallum, Andrew (University of Massachusetts) | Purohit, Hemant (Wright State University) | Seneviratne, Oshani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Takadama, Keiki (University of Electro-Communications) | Taylor, Gavin (US Naval Academy)
The AAAI 2015 Spring Symposium Series was held Monday through Wednesday, March 23-25, at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. The titles of the seven symposia were Ambient Intelligence for Health and Cognitive Enhancement, Applied Computational Game Theory, Foundations of Autonomy and Its (Cyber) Threats: From Individuals to Interdependence, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: Integrating Symbolic and Neural Approaches, Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Socio-Technical Behavior Mining: From Data to Decisions, Structured Data for Humanitarian Technologies: Perfect Fit or Overkill?
Blisard, Sam (Naval Research Laboratory) | Carmichael, Ted (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) | Ding, Li (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) | Finin, Tim (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) | Frost, Wende (Naval Research Laboratory) | Graesser, Arthur (University of Memphis) | Hadzikadic, Mirsad (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) | Kagal, Lalana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Kruijff, Geert-Jan M. (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) | Langley, Pat (Arizona State University) | Lester, James (North Carolina State University) | McGuinness, Deborah L. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) | Mostow, Jack (Carnegie Mellon University) | Papadakis, Panagiotis (University of Sapienza, Rome) | Pirri, Fiora (Sapienza University of Rome) | Prasad, Rashmi (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) | Stoyanchev, Svetlana (Columbia University) | Varakantham, Pradeep (Singapore Management University)
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2011 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 4–6, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the seven symposia are as follows: (1) Advances in Cognitive Systems; (2) Building Representations of Common Ground with Intelligent Agents; (3) Complex Adaptive Systems: Energy, Information and Intelligence; (4) Multiagent Coordination under Uncertainty; (5) Open Government Knowledge: AI Opportunities and Challenges; (6) Question Generation; and (7) Robot-Human Teamwork in Dynamic Adverse Environment. The highlights of each symposium are presented in this report.
In the past, many knowledge representation systems failed because they were too monolithic and didn't scale well, whereas other systems failed to have an impact because they were small and isolated. Along with this trade-off in size, there is also a constant tension between the cost involved in building a larger community that can interoperate through common terms and the cost of the lack of interoperability. Its main contribution is in recognizing and supporting the fractal patterns of scalable web systems. In this article we discuss why fractal patterns are an appropriate model for web systems and how semantic web technologies can be used to design scalable and interoperable systems.