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) …
Amato, Christopher (University of New Hampshire) | Amir, Ofra (Harvard University) | Bryson, Joanna (University of Bath) | Grosz, Barbara (Harvard University) | Indurkhya, Bipin (Jagiellonian University) | Kiciman, Emre (Microsoft Research) | Kido, Takashi (Rikengenesis) | Lawless, W. F. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | Liu, Miao (University of Southern California) | McDorman, Braden (Semio) | Mead, Ross (University of Amsterdam) | Oliehoek, Frans A. (University of Pennsylvania) | Specian, Andrew (American University in Paris) | Stojanov, Georgi (University of Electro-Communications) | Takadama, Keiki
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with Stanford University's Department of Computer Science, presented the 2016 Spring Symposium Series on Monday through Wednesday, March 21-23, 2016 at Stanford University. The titles of the seven symposia were (1) AI and the Mitigation of Human Error: Anomalies, Team Metrics and Thermodynamics; (2) Challenges and Opportunities in Multiagent Learning for the Real World (3) Enabling Computing Research in Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction: A Community-Driven Modular Research Platform; (4) Ethical and Moral Considerations in Non-Human Agents; (5) Intelligent Systems for Supporting Distributed Human Teamwork; (6) Observational Studies through Social Media and Other Human-Generated Content, and (7) Well-Being Computing: AI Meets Health and Happiness Science.