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) …
Buller, Mark (Brown University) | Cuddihy, Paul (General Electric Research) | Davis, Ernest (New York University) | Doherty, Patrick (Linkoping University) | Doshi-Velez, Finale (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Erdem, Esra (Sabanci University) | Fisher, Douglas (Vanderbilt University) | Green, Nancy (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) | Hinkelmann, Knut (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW) | Maher, Mary Lou (University of Maryland) | McLurkin, James (Rice University) | Maheswaran, Rajiv (University of Southern California) | Rubinelli, Sara (University of Lucerne) | Schurr, Nathan (Aptima, Inc.) | Scott, Donia (University of Sussex) | Shell, Dylan (Texas A&M University) | Szekely, Pedro (University of Southern California) | Thönssen, Barbara (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW) | Urken, Arnold B. (University of Arizona)
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with Stanford University's Department of Computer Science, presented the 2011 Spring Symposium Series Monday through Wednesday, March 21–23, 2011 at Stanford University. The titles of the eight symposia were AI and Health Communication, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Design, AI for Business Agility, Computational Physiology, Help Me Help You: Bridging the Gaps in Human-Agent Collaboration, Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Multirobot Systems and Physical Data Structures, and Modeling Complex Adaptive Systems As If They Were Voting Processes.
Azevedo, Roger (University of Memphis) | Bench-Capon, Trevor (University of Liverpool) | Biswas, Gautam (Vanderbilt University) | Carmichael, Ted (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) | Green, Nancy (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) | Hadzikadic, Mirsad (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) | Koyejo, Oluwasanmi (University of Texas) | Kurup, Unmesh (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) | Parsons, Simon (Brooklyn College, City University of New York) | Pirrone, Roberto (University of Pirrone) | Prakken, Henry (Utrecht University) | Samsonovich, Alexei (George Mason University) | Scott, Donia (Open University) | Souvenir, Richard (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2009 Fall Symposium Series, held Thursday through Saturday, November 5–7, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The Symposium Series was preceded on Wednesday, November 4 by a one-day AI funding seminar. The titles of the seven symposia were as follows: (1) Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, (2) Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems, (3) Complex Adaptive Systems and the Threshold Effect: Views from the Natural and Social Sciences, (4) Manifold Learning and Its Applications, (5) Multirepresentational Architectures for Human-Level Intelligence, (6) The Uses of Computational Argumentation, and (7) Virtual Healthcare Interaction.
The 1999 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposium Series was held Friday through Sunday, 5-7 November 1999, at the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort and Conference Center. The titles of the five symposia were (1) Modal and Temporal Logics-Based Planning for Open Networked Multimedia Systems; (2) Narrative Intelligence; (3) Psychological Models of Communication in Collaborative Systems; (4) Question-Answering Systems; and (5) Using Layout for the Generation, Understanding, or Retrieval of Documents.