The Twenty-First IAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence was held in Pasadena, California, July 14–16, 2009. IAAI-09 was collocated with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
The purpose of the IAAI-09 conference is to promote research in AI and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in related disciplines. On this page, you will find links to the wide variety of programs held at IAAI-09.
IAAI Invited Talks
We were very excited about our three invited speakers. Bill Swartout, director of technology at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, gave the Robert Engelmore Memorial Award Lecture for 2009. Swartout discussed the synergies among the different threads of AI research that are leading to the goal of computer-generated characters that look and behave just like real people.
Luis van Ahn, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, described how to harness the power of millions of humans and computers together to solve problems that would be impossible for either to solve alone.
Finally, Stephen Wolfram described the concepts, technology, and science that underlie Wolfram|Alpha — an ambitious project to make as much knowledge as possible computable.
Karen Haigh (BBN), IAAI-09 Chair
Nestor Rychtyckyj (Ford Motor Company), IAAI-09 Cochair