Menlo Park, California — The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is pleased to announce this year’s AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-08) and the co-located Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-08) conference will be held in Chicago from July 13-17, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.
Each summer at the conference, leaders in the field present their latest work, exhibit the feats of their latest mobile robots, and stage human-versus-machine and machine-versus-machine poker and other games. There are broad sets of topics presented during the conference.
This summer’s Robot Exhibition, for instance, will showcase cutting-edge research in two areas: (1) Robotics and Creativity — the roles creativity plays in robotics such as gaming, dancing, painting, and instrument playing, and (2) Mobility and Manipulation — advances that speed up robot mobility and/or manipulation.
A blue ribbon group of invited speakers will address the conference, including:
- Eric Horvitz, AAAI President, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, will deliver his Presidential address,
- Kenneth M. Ford will speak about building cognitive prostheses,
- David Haussler will describe the 100 Million Years of Evolutionary History of the Human Genome
- Seth Goldstein will discuss the hardware and software challenges involved in realizing Claytronics
- Chris Urmson will discuss the DARPA Urban Challenge
For additional information about the speakers, please see www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/2008/aaai08speakers.php.
For more information about the various aspects of the conferences, please visit www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai08.php.
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