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Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter

AAAI-07 Workshop Program
The AAAI-07 workshops will be held Sunday and Monday, July 22-23, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The cochairs of the AAAI-07 workshop program are Simon Parsons (Brooklyn College, City University of New York) and Robert Givan (Purdue University) (aaaiO 7-workshops@ecn.purdue.edu)....
(AA)AI More Than the Sum of Its Parts
* Recent thinking has it that AI, 25 years ago a unified field with a shared vision of creating intelligent machines, has devolved into a loosely connected set of distinct specialty areas with little communication or mutual interest between them. To...
AAAI Name Change
Alan Mackworth introduced a proposal from the executive committee to rename AAAI. The proposed name would be the "Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence," retaining the current acronym. The proposal is a result of several years...
AAAI's National and Innovative Applications Conferences Celebrate 50 Years of AI
* The Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Nineteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference commemorated fifty years of artificial intelligence research in Boston, Massachusetts this past July....
AI@50: We Are Golden!
* Artificial intelligence (AI), on the 50th anniversary of its naming, is an autonomous discipline. The field has an established record of success, as exemplified by three recent achievements presented at AAAI-06/IAAI-06. It is now mature enough to...
AI Meets Web 2.0: Building the Web of Tomorrow, Today
This article is derived from the 2005 Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence conference invited talk "AI Meets Web 2.0: Building the Web of Tomorrow, Today" presented by Jay M. Tenenbaum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I invited Marry to deliver...
A Personal Account of the Development of Stanley, the Robot That Won the DARPA Grand Challenge
* This article is my personal account on the work at Stanford on Stanley, the winning robot in the DARPA Grand Challenge. Between July 2004 and October 2005, my then-postdoc Michael Montemerlo and I led a team of students, engineers, and professionals...
A Proposal for the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence: August 31, 1955
* The 1956 Dartmouth summer research project on artificial intelligence was initiated by this August 31, 1955 proposal, authored by John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Nathaniel Rochester, and Claude Shannon. The original typescript consisted of 17 pages...
Conference
AAAI-07 program cochair (and future conference committee chair) Yolanda Gil reviewed the new programs for AAAI-06, including the special track on AI and the web, the special track on Integrated Intelligence Capabilities, the Nectar papers, the senior...
Happy Silver Anniversary, AI!
* Artificial intelligence (AI), on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its naming, is a "kid, finally grown up." In this letter to his field, Feigenbaum recounts AI's stumbles and successes, its growing pains and maturation, to a place of preeminence among...
Notes to Financial Statements, December 31, 2005
Note 1: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies A. Method of Accounting: The financial statements are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. As required by Financial Accounting Standards No. 124 investments are stated at fair market...
Report on the Nineteenth International FLAIRS Conference
* The Nineteenth International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-19) was held 11-13 May 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel in Melbourne Beach, FL. The general cochairs were Philip Chan and Debasis Mitra, from the Florida Institute of Technology....
Reports on the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06) Workshop Program
* The Workshop program of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence was held July 16-17, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. The program was chaired by Joyce Chai and Keith Decker. The titles of the 17 workshops were AI-Driven Technologies...
The Dartmouth College Artificial Intelligence Conference: The Next Fifty Years
* The Dartmouth College Artificial Intelligence Conference: The Next 50 Years (AI@50) took place July 13-15, 2006. The conference had three objectives: to celebrate the Dartmouth Summer Research Project, which occurred in 1956; to assess how far AI...
What Do We Know about Knowledge?
* Intelligent systems need knowledge. However, the simple equation "knowledge is power" leaves three major questions unanswered. First, what do we mean by "knowledge"; second, what do we mean by "power"; and third, what do we mean by "is"? In this...
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