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 (The University of Texas at Austin) | Bouchard, Bruno (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) | Brownstein, John S. (Harvard University) | Buckeridge, David L. (McGill University) | Caragea, Cornelia (University of North Texas) | Carter, Kevin M. (MIT Lincoln Laboratory) | Darwiche, Adnan (University of California, Los Angeles) | Fortuna, Blaz (Bloomberg L.P. and Jozef Stefan Institute) | Francillette, Yannick (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) | Gaboury, Sébastien (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) | Giles, C. Lee (Pennsylvania State University) | Grobelnik, Marko (Jozef Stefan Institute) | Hruschka, Estevam R. (Federal University of São Carlos) | Kephart, Jeffrey O. (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center) | Kordjamshidi, Parisa (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) | Lisy, Viliam (University of Alberta) | Magazzeni, Daniele (King's College London) | Marques-Silva, Joao (University of Lisbon) | Marquis, Pierre (Université d'Artois) | Martinez, David (MIT Lincoln Laboratory) | Michalowski, Martin (Adventium Labs) | Shaban-Nejad, Arash (University of California, Berkeley) | Noorian, Zeinab (Ryerson University) | Pontelli, Enrico (New Mexico State University) | Rogers, Alex (University of Oxford) | Rosenthal, Stephanie (Carnegie Mellon University) | Roth, Dan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) | Sinha, Arunesh (University of Southern California) | Streilein, William (MIT Lincoln Laboratory) | Thiebaux, Sylvie (The Australian National University) | Tran, Son Cao (New Mexico State University) | Wallace, Byron C. (University of Texas at Austin) | Walsh, Toby (University of New South Wales and Data61) | Witbrock, Michael (Lucid AI) | Zhang, Jie (Nanyang Technological University)
The Workshop Program of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence's Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16) was held at the beginning of the conference, February 12-13, 2016. Workshop participants met and discussed issues with a selected focus -- providing an informal setting for active exchange among researchers, developers and users on topics of current interest. To foster interaction and exchange of ideas, the workshops were kept small, with 25-65 participants. Attendance was sometimes limited to active participants only, but most workshops also allowed general registration by other interested individuals.
Lenat, Douglas (Cycorp) | Witbrock, Michael (Cycorp) | Baxter, David (Cycorp) | Blackstone, Eugene (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) | Deaton, Chris (Cycorp) | Schneider, Dave (Cycorp) | Scott, Jerry (Research Intelligence) | Shepard, Blake (Cycorp)
By extending Cyc's ontology and KB approximately 2%, Cycorp and Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) have built a system to answer clinical researchers' ad hoc queries. But, surprisingly often, after applying various constraints (medical domain knowledge, common sense, discourse pragmatics, syntax), there is only one single way to fit those fragments together, one semantically meaningful formal query P. The system, SRA (for Semantic Research Assistant), dispatches a series of database calls and then combines, logically and arithmetically, their results into answers to P. Seeing the first few answers stream back, the user may realize that they need to abort, modify, and re-ask their query. Besides real-time ad hoc query-answering, queries can be bundled and persist over time. Until full articulation/answering of precise, analytical queries becomes as straight-forward and ubiquitous as text search, even partial understanding of a query empowers semantic search over semi-structured data (ontology-tagged text), avoiding many of the false positives and false negatives that standard text searching suffers from.
Friedland, Noah S., Allen, Paul G., Matthews, Gavin, Witbrock, Michael, Baxter, David, Curtis, Jon, Shepard, Blake, Miraglia, Pierluigi, Angele, Jurgen, Staab, Steffen, Moench, Eddie, Oppermann, Henrik, Wenke, Dirk, Israel, David, Chaudhri, Vinay, Porter, Bruce, Barker, Ken, Fan, James, Chaw, Shaw Yi, Yeh, Peter, Tecuci, Dan, Clark, Peter
Vulcan selected three teams, each of which was to formally represent 70 pages from the advanced placement (AP) chemistry syllabus and deliver knowledge-based systems capable of answering questions on that syllabus. The evaluation quantified each system's coverage of the syllabus in terms of its ability to answer novel, previously unseen questions and to provide human- readable answer justifications. These justifications will play a critical role in building user trust in the question-answering capabilities of Digital Aristotle. This article presents the motivation and longterm goals of Project Halo, describes in detail the six-month first phase of the project -- the Halo Pilot -- its KR&R challenge, empirical evaluation, results, and failure analysis.
Gaines, Brian R., Musen, Mark A., Uthurusamy, Ramasamy, Haller, Susan, McRoy, Susan, Oard, Douglas, Hull, David, Hauptmann, Alexander, Witbrock, Michael, Mahesh, Kevin, Farquhar, Adam, Gruninger, Michael, Doyle, Jon R., Thomason, Richard H.
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) held its 1997 Spring Symposium Series on 24 to 26 March at Stanford University in Stanford, California. This article contains summaries of the seven symposia that were conducted: (1) Artificial Intelligence in Knowledge Management; (2) Computational Models for Mixed-Initiative Interaction; (3) Cross-Language Text and Speech Retrieval; (4) Intelligent Integration and Use of Text, Image, Video, and Audio Corpora; (5) Natural Language Processing for the World Wide Web; (6) Ontological Engineering; and (7) Qualitative Preferences in Deliberation and Practical Reasoning.