The Origins of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

  • Raj Reddy

Abstract

This article provides a historical background on how AAAI came into existence. It provides a rationale for why we needed our own society. It provides a list of the founding members of the community that came together to establish AAAI. Starting a new society comes with a whole range of issues and problems: What will it be called? How will it be financed? Who will run the society? What kind of activities will it engage in? and so on. This article provides a brief description of the considerations that went into making the final choices. It also provides a description of the historic first AAAI conference and the people that made it happen.
Published
2005-12-15
How to Cite
Reddy, R. (2005). The Origins of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. AI Magazine, 26(4), 5. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v26i4.1834
Section
Articles