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Articles from Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter

AAAI-07 Workshop Reports
Acquiring Planning Knowledge via Demonstration In the mid to late 1980s there was a flurry of papers using explanation-based techniques to learn how to perform complex actions by observing (or interpreting descriptions of) human performance. These...
Autonomy in Space: Current Capabilities and Future Challenges
Space exploration is a testament to the human desire to better understand our world and the universe that surrounds us. As NASA and other space agencies around the world formulate and deploy missions to return to the moon and explore Mars and beyond,...
Current Trends in Automated Planning
In ordinary English, plans can be many different kinds of things, such as project plans, pension plans, urban plans, and floor plans. In automated-planning research, the word refers specifically to plans of action: representations of future behavior...
In Honor of Marvin Minsky's Contributions on His 80th Birthday
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Personal Insights Marvin Minsky has been so influential in so many fields that a brief summary cannot do him justice. He is one of the founders of artificial intelligence and robotics, and he has also made significant contributions...
Machine Ethics: Creating an Ethical Intelligent Agent
The ultimate goal of machine ethics, we believe, is to create a machine that itself follows an ideal ethical principle or set of principles; that is to say, it is guided by this principle or these principles in decisions it makes about possible courses...
Meaning and Links
Semantic networks, in which nodes are connected to other nodes by relationships called links, are widely used to represent knowledge and to support various algorithms that operate on that knowledge. In 1975, I published a paper titled "What's in a...
On John McCarthy's 80th Birthday, in Honor of His Contributions
Fifty years ago, John McCarthy embarked on a bold and unique plan to achieve human-level intelligence in computers. It was not his dream of an intelligent computer that was unique, or even first: Alan Turing (Turing 1950) had envisioned a computer...
Report on the SAT 2007 Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing
Propositional satisfiability (SAT) was the first decision problem to be shown nondeterministic polynomial (NP) complete and has been the subject of remarkable theoretical work over the years. Moreover, SAT and extensions of SAT find many practical...
Report on the Seventh International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
ICCBR 2007, the Seventh International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, was held in the joyful city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Our host in Belfast was David Patterson from the University of Ulster. The 2007 program attempted to open the field's...
Report on the Third Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-07) Conference
The Third Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference (AIIDE) was held June 6-8, 2007, at Stanford University, Stanford, California. The conference series began in 2005, but it has a long history. The precursor to this...
Representing and Reasoning with Preferences
Preferences are a central aspect of decision making for single or multiple agents. With one agent, the agent's desired goal may not be feasible. The agent wants a cheap, low-mileage Ferrari, but no such car exists. We may therefore look for the most...
The AAAI-07 Conference: Focal Point for AI Research Worldwide
AAAI's Twenty-second Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07) continued a longstanding tradition of excellence. "The conference was very successful," notes AAAI president Eric Horvitz of Microsoft Research. "The AAAI conference is a focal point...
The Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE 2007) Workshop on Optimizing Player Satisfaction
The annual workshop on Optimizing Player Satisfaction (OPS) was held on July 6-8, 2007, in conjunction with the Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE'07) conference sponsored by AAAI. This was the second workshop in a...
The Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation, and Robotics (ICINCO 2007)
With more than 300 persons attending the conference, ICINCO has now consolidated as a major international forum to debate technical and scientific advances presented by researchers and developers both from academe and industry. The conference was...

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