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'''The complete AAAI Website Terms of Use Agreement is summarized here. Please take a few moments to read it because it provides important information concerning matters including, but not limited to: Privacy Policy; Disclaimers, Indemnifications, and Limitations of Liability; Personal Use of Contents; Use of Site; Links to Other Sites; Registration and Pin Numbers and Passwords; Indemnification; Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitations and Exclusions of Liability; Intellectual Property Rights; Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Modification; Entire Agreement; Severability; Governing Law and Venue; and, Termination.

The information that appears below on this page is intended to explain, illustrate, clarify, and otherwise highlight some aspects of how some particular terms may apply to visitors to AITopics and to explain some matters that are unique to AITopics.

AITOPICS IS SPONSORED BY AAAI
AITopics is sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) [formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence], an organization representing a diverse and robust membership in this dynamic and evolving field. The AITopics galaxy of resources - which includes statements, opinions, views, news, information, books, papers, articles, cartoons, external web sites and other such content whether it be within the site, referenced therein, linked thereto, or otherwise disseminated* - does not necessarily represent any official position of AAAI.

  • An example of "otherwise disseminated" would be a response to a user inquiry seeking information.

ABOUT AITOPICS
AITopics seeks to provide information that can be understood by those who are beginning to learn about artificial intelligence. Because much of this audience has little or no technical background, the information must be general in nature and will often come from non-scientific publications. We have used our best efforts to strike a balance between scientific exactitude and a presentation that is not daunting. Furthermore, AITopics is a resource to be utilized as a starting point, rather than as a collection of black-letter dogma. In fact, given that the field of artificial intelligence is diverse, dynamic and evolving, AITopics makes no pretense of being able to stay current with all of the developments or of being able to represent all viewpoints. Therefore we ask that you please read the TERMS of USE for it contains information pertaining to such matters as what you can and cannot expect from us. Additional information using AITopics can be found on the SPRINGBOARD page.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED ENDORSEMENT AND/OR AFFILIATION
Neither the mention of, citation and/or link to, or other reference to any individual, group, organization, product, viewpoint, opinion, theory or any and all such entities and matters shall constitute an endorsement thereof or infer any association therewith in regard to AAAI or AITopics. Conversely, the failure to so mention, cite, link, or otherwise reference shall not be construed, deemed or otherwise understood as implying or inferring anything whatsoever.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES - We are not responsible for the content of external websites.
AITopics contains links to third party websites thatare not under our control and we cannot be responsible for the accuracy or content of these websites. As explained in the Terms of Use, all items are offered "as is," which means among other things that we have not independently verified the information. We make no representation concerning the content of these sites, nor can the fact that we have provided a link serve as an endorsement of that site or any related site. In creating hypertext links to any other website, we are not recommending that website or giving any assurances whatsoever. We are providing this link only as a convenience to you. The inclusion of these links is not intended as a statement of their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these external sites, or the entities hosting the sites. We make no warranties, explicit or implied, regarding the performance of the links, the performance of the external sites or the content of the external sites. And especially please be aware that the content of an external third party site may have changed since we established our link to it. If you decide to access linked third party Websites, you do so at your own risk.

AI in the News & the AI Alert
As explained in the Terms of Use, all items are offered "as is," which means among other things that we have not independently verified the information. It is also important that you understand that because one of the purposes of
AI
in the news
& the AI ALERT is to show how others perceive AI, news items will not always reflect the views and opinions of the AAAI and its membership, or even the greater AI community. Moreover, some items may be considered questionable, and possibly objectionable, for any number of reasons. However, provided that the item is relevant and from a responsible source, we believe that it is important to bring it ot the attention of our audience - regardless of whether or not we agree with it - with the hope that our audience will take advantage of the related material and other resources within AITopics to form their own informed opinion. Also, please be aware that an excerpt may not reflect the overall tenor of the articlefrom which it was harvested. So please remember that just because we referenced a news item and extracted a given excerpt, you should not infer that...

AI TOONS
Our toons are part of our effort to make AI fun, exciting & interesting. They are intended to be used as tools to generate and promote discussion and as such do not reflect any policy, position, viewpoint and the like of the AAAI.

  • But is it AI? toon notice: Our toons are part of our effort to make AI fun, exciting & interesting. They are intended to be used as tools to generate and promote discussion and as such do not necessarily reflect any policy, position, viewpoint and the like of the AAAI . . . or those of the person who wrote the passage upon which the vignette is based.

ILLUSTRATIONS
Clip-art and other graphics of a general nature are typically utilized on pages throughout this site to enhance the visual presentation. The use of any particular illustration and/or its placement on the page is not a comment about any particular article(s) or item(s). Many of the clip-art illustrations and images are used subject to a license from the copyright holder.

PLEASE TELL US
Because we want AITopics to be as useful as possible, please tell us about any inaccuracies you have found. You can conatct AITopics by utilizing the AAAI Contact Form and selecting "AITopics" in the box at the bottom of the form. If you believe that we have infringed upon an intellectual property right, please contact our designated agent. And of course, we invite you to send us your comments, feedback, and suggestions for these are always welcomed.

NOTICE REGARDING COMMUNICATIONS WITH AITOPICS
Any response and/or communication to this site containing information, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, and the like, shall be deemed not to be confidential (unless a contrary intent is clearly and unambiguously brought to our attention) and we shall be free to reproduce, disclose, distribute and otherwise use such material for any necessary or reasonable purpose, which may include:

ALSO SEE: PRIVACY POLICY

COPYRIGHT

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FAIR USE NOTICE

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