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) …
ICAIL 2013: The Fourteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law Abstract The 14th International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL 2013) was held in Rome, Italy, June 10-14, 2013. The 14th International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL 2013) was held in Rome, Italy, June 10-14, 2013.