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) …
NVIDIA Corp announced the debut of a smaller and more efficient artificial intelligence (AI) system for self-driving cars that would operate Baidu's navigation and autonomous vehicle technology. According to a Reuters report, Nvidia debuted its new Drive PX 2 at the GPU Technology Conference in Beijing. Chinese web giant Baidu will roll out the in-vehicle computer as its autonomous driving computer system. Nvidia's latest Drive PX 2 computer, which launched in January, uses 10 watts of power and is half the size of the original version.
Nvidia's Drive PX 2 platform offers scalable power for autonomous driving. When Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the Roborace partnership at the company's GPU Technology Conference Tuesday morning, he also brandished one of the Drive PX 2 modules that goes inside the car, which included two enticingly unannounced Pascal GPUs. In the Roborace car, Shapiro added, Drive PX 2 also takes advantage of the cooling system for the car's battery. At Nvidia GTC, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang held up a Drive PX 2 supercomputer for autonomous driving.