Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions. More…
Major Activities of the Association
Major AAAI activities include organizing and sponsoring conferences, symposia, and workshops, publishing a quarterly magazine for all members, publishing books, proceedings, and reports, and awarding grants, scholarships, and other honors.
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AAAI Member News!
AAAI President Tom Dietterich and former AAAI President Eric Horvitz address the recent rise in concerns about AI, and encourage the engagement of the AI and computer science community in setting directions for the future. Please see Rise of Concerns about AI: Reflections and Directions. Communications of the ACM 58(10): 38–40.
Dr. Tom Dietterich, President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University, delves into the challenges of ensuring that artificial intelligence performs safely and properly in the face of programming errors, cyberattacks and other risks. He spoke at DARPA's Wait, What? A Future Technology Forum on Sept. 10, 2015.
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It is the generosity and loyalty of our members that enables us to continue to promote and further the science of artificial intelligence. Membership dues and program fees and endowment income cover only a portion of the costs of our programs. Donations and grants must supply the rest. Your gift will help sustain the many and varied programs that AAAI provides. In today’s economic climate, we depend even more on the generosity of members like you to help us fulfill our mission.
Contributions make possible projects such as the AI poster, the open access initiative, components of the AAAI annual conference, a lowered membership rate for students as well as student scholarships, and more. To enable us to continue these and other efforts, please consider a generous gift. For information on how you can contribute, please click on “Gifts.”
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Upcoming AAAI Events
The AAAI Spring Symposium begins on March 21 in Palo Alto, CA USA.
The Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media will be held in Cologne, Germany, May 17 – 20.
The Twelfth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-16) will be held October 8 – October 12, 2016 near San Francisco, California USA.
The Fourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing will be held October 30 – November 3 in Austin, Texas.
The AAAI Fall Symposium will be held November 17 – 19 in the Washington DC area.