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) …
Speaking at VMworld Europe in Barcelona, Dr Wolfgang Krips, executive VP, Global Operations and GM, Amadeus IT Group - a technology vendor which supplies services to the airline industry - said the company is currently trialling the use of IBM's Watson artificial intelligence platform to monitor its data centre infrastructure. Amadeus runs a data centre with around 12,000 servers to support its business operations. VMware's chief technology officer of the EMEA region, Joe Baguley, said that the vendor - which provides software to manage data centre infrastructure - is also investigating how machine learning can benefit its customers. "As [data centres] reach scale and speeds we have not reached before, we get to the point where graphs of alerts aren't actually useful for humans to interpret in a fast enough time to maintain 100 percent availability.