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) …
A new system takes a still image of a person and an audio clip, and uses them to create a doctored video of the person speaking the audio. The results are still a little rough around the edges, but the software could soon make realistically fake videos only a single click away. At the moment, these systems focus on changing the shape of the mouth, but it's only a matter of time before they can also change facial expressions and posture, says Alex Champandard, co-founder of creative.ai, "Pretty soon we will have trouble distinguishing between real and fake video," says Champandard. Given enough time, experts can already create fake videos that are virtually indistinguishable from genuine ones.
Neural Doodles is the work of Alex J Champandard, AI expert and the creator of DeepForger, and like DeepForger it'll create new works based on existing paintings. Unlike DeepForger, though, it allows you to direct how the work is created, using a process called Semantic Style Transfer. Like early DeepDream methods, Neural Doodles isn't for the faint-hearted at the moment. You can find Neural Doodles here, and read more about it in this blog post.