Accentuating the “Magazine”
in AI Magazine
Ashok K. Goel
Soon after I was chosen to be editor of AI Magazine, I sought advice from Moshe Verdi, AAAI Fellow and for- mer editor of Communications of the ACM. A magazine,
Moshe informed me, is a collection of miscellaneous pieces,
with emphasis on “collection” and “miscellaneous.” Thus,
starting with this spring 2018 issue, we are accentuating the
“magazine” in AI Magazine. Most issues of AI Magazine in the
past have been special issues containing a series of technical
articles on specific topics. While we will continue to have special issues from time to time, most issues going forward will
contain expository articles on a variety of topics.
This issue, for example, contains a letter from AAAI Fellow
Edwina Rissland, two articles based on award-winning papers
at AAAI 2017, two articles on deployed AI applications selected from IAAI 2017, one article based on an award-winning
classic AAAI paper, two competition reports, an AI in Industry column, and a conference report, among several other
items. Most subsequent issues will contain an even larger
variety of articles. For example, forthcoming issues will contain articles by newly inducted AAAI Fellows as well as selected invited speakers at major AI conferences.
The broad range of topics of the articles in this issue too is
noteworthy: they range from robust intelligence to computational creativity, from machine learning to computer games,
from scientific applications to computational argumentation.
It is my hope that every AAAI member will find at least one
article or item in this issue interesting and useful.
I would love to hear reader feedback on the changes we are
making at AI Magazine.