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) …
Artificial intelligence (AI) is sweeping into every industry this year powering trailblazing opportunities for software vendors and their partners. I was at SAP TechEd 2016 in Barcelona when SAP announced its Application Intelligence Partner Program, which fast-tracks partners that add intelligence to SAP applications or additional AI platform capabilities. Originally acclaimed for its unparalleled computer graphics capabilities, NVIDIA has repositioned itself as "the artificial intelligence company." "We expect in the real-time space, robotics and computer vision becoming a reality, predictive analytics in the big-data space, even software writing software," said Gueritz.
Software giant SAP, British AI startup BenevolentAI and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne have become Europe's first users of our new NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer. This "plug and play" system -- loaded with powerful GPUs and special software for deep learning -- has been designed to help data scientists innovate and get to market faster with AI applications. Enterprise software giant SAP is now using DGX-1 AI supercomputers at its German and Israeli offices, where its teams are building machine learning solutions for SAP's 320,000 customers. In the U.K., BenevolentAI will use DGX-1 as part of its effort to accelerate drug discovery by using deep natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence to formulate new, usable knowledge from complex scientific information.