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) …
December means to keep you busy. Yes, the big blockbusters have all already had their moment (for the most part). For video games, the holiday rush of releases tends to span August through November. But every year, there are December upstarts vying for attention when all you want to do is catch up on what you missed. This year is no different -- especially with virtual reality in the mix and the looming Dec. 6 launch of Oculus Touch controllers.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer -- so this weekend we're previewing the games, movies, music and more that our staff is most excited about for fall. Below, check out five video game releases we can't wait to play. This is a first-person ninja game from Flying Wild Hog and published by Devolver Digital. Following up on 2013's promising first entry, the sequel is all about piling on more: more weapons (70-plus), more ways to play (a new four-player co-op mode), more options (you can replay finished missions) and really, just a whole lot more freedom. Shadow Warrior 2 is coming to Linux, Mac OS and Windows (via Steam) this fall.