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) …
We describe a constraint-based timetabling system that was developed for the dental school based at Cork University Hospital in Ireland. Dental school timetabling differs from other university course scheduling in that certain clinic sessions can be used by multiple courses at the same time, provided a limit on room capacity is satisfied. Solutions for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 have been used in the dental school, replacing a manual timetabling process, which could no longer cope with increasing student numbers and resulting resource bottlenecks. The use of the automated system allowed the dental school to increase the number of students enrolled to the maximum possible given the available resources.
Agrawal, Vikas (IBM Research-India) | Archibald, Christopher (Mississippi State University) | Bhatt, Mehul (University of Bremen) | Bui, Hung (Nuance) | Cook, Diane J. (Washington State University) | Cortés, Juan (University of Toulouse) | Geib, Christopher (Drexel University) | Gogate, Vibhav (University of Texas at Dallas) | Guesgen, Hans W. (Massey University) | Jannach, Dietmar (TU Dortmund) | Johanson, Michael (University of Alberta) | Kersting, Kristian (University of Bonn) | Konidaris, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Kotthoff, Lars (University College Cork) | Michalowski, Martin (Adventium Labs) | Natarajan, Sriraam (Indiana University) | O'Sullivan, Barry (University College Cork) | Pickett, Marc (Naval Research Laboratory) | Podobnik, Vedran (University of Zagreb) | Poole, David (University of British Columbia) | Shastri, Lokendra (GM Research, India) | Shehu, Amarda (George Mason University) | Sukthankar, Gita (University of Central Florida)
Agmon, Noa (University of Texas at Austin) | Agrawal, Vikas (Infosys Labs) | Aha, David W. (Naval Research Laboratory) | Aloimonos, Yiannis (University of Maryland, College Park) | Buckley, Donagh (EMC) | Doshi, Prashant (University of Georgia) | Geib, Christopher (University of Edinburgh) | Grasso, Floriana (University of Liverpool) | Green, Nancy (University of North Carolina Greensboro) | Johnston, Benjamin (University of Technology, Sydney) | Kaliski, Burt (VeriSign, Inc.) | Kiekintveld, Christopher (University of Texas at El Paso) | Law, Edith (Carnegie Mellon University) | Lieberman, Henry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Mengshoel, Ole J. (Carnegie Mellon University) | Metzler, Ted (Oklahoma City University) | Modayil, Joseph (University of Alberta) | Oard, Douglas W. (University of Maryland, College Park) | Onder, Nilufer (Michigan Technological University) | O'Sullivan, Barry (University College Cork) | Pastra, Katerina (Cognitive Systems Research Insitute) | Precup, Doina (McGill University) | Ramachandran, Sowmya (Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.) | Reed, Chris (University of Dundee) | Sariel-Talay, Sanem (Istanbul Technical University) | Selker, Ted (Carnegie Mellon University) | Shastri, Lokendra (Infosys Technologies Ltd.) | Smith, Stephen F. (Carnegie Mellon University) | Singh, Satinder (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor) | Srivastava, Siddharth (University of Wisconsin, Madison) | Sukthankar, Gita (University of Central Florida) | Uthus, David C. (Naval Research Laboratory) | Williams, Mary-Anne (University of Technology, Sydney)
The AAAI-11 workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, August 7–18, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, California USA. The AAAI-11 workshop program included 15 workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. The titles of the workshops were Activity Context Representation: Techniques and Languages; Analyzing Microtext; Applied Adversarial Reasoning and Risk Modeling; Artificial Intelligence and Smarter Living: The Conquest of Complexity; AI for Data Center Management and Cloud Computing; Automated Action Planning for Autonomous Mobile Robots; Computational Models of Natural Argument; Generalized Planning; Human Computation; Human-Robot Interaction in Elder Care; Interactive Decision Theory and Game Theory; Language-Action Tools for Cognitive Artificial Agents: Integrating Vision, Action and Language; Lifelong Learning; Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition; and Scalable Integration of Analytics and Visualization. This article presents short summaries of those events.
Anand, Sarabjot Singh, Bahls, Daniel, Burghart, Catherina R., Burstein, Mark, Chen, Huajun, Collins, John, Dietterich, Tom, Doyle, Jon, Drummond, Chris, Elazmeh, William, Geib, Christopher, Goldsmith, Judy, Guesgen, Hans W., Hendler, Jim, Jannach, Dietmar, Japkowicz, Nathalie, Junker, Ulrich, Kaminka, Gal A., Kobsa, Alfred, Lang, Jerome, Leake, David B., Lewis, Lundy, Ligozat, Gerard, Macskassy, Sofus, McDermott, Drew, Metzler, Ted, Mobasher, Bamshad, Nambiar, Ullas, Nie, Zaiqing, Orsvarn, Klas, O'Sullivan, Barry, Pynadath, David, Renz, Jochen, Rodriguez, Rita V., Roth-Berghofer, Thomas, Schulz, Stefan, Studer, Rudi, Wang, Yimin, Wellman, Michael
The AAAI-07 workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, July 22-23, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The program included the following thirteen workshops: (1) Acquiring Planning Knowledge via Demonstration; (2) Configuration; (3) Evaluating Architectures for Intelligence; (4) Evaluation Methods for Machine Learning; (5) Explanation-Aware Computing; (6) Human Implications of Human-Robot Interaction; (7) Intelligent Techniques for Web Personalization; (8) Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition; (9) Preference Handling for Artificial Intelligence; (10) Semantic e-Science; (11) Spatial and Temporal Reasoning; (12) Trading Agent Design and Analysis; and (13) Information Integration on the Web.