Select a subfield of Artificial intelligence that interests you. Find an example of current work (no more than 5 years old) on this topic and research on it. Franklin’s library is a great resource where you can find many books, papers and conference proceedings in AI.
For what you pick, write a summary report with your answers to the following questions as best as you can:
What is the problem being solved?
What approach does it take to solve it?
Is there anything unique or different or special about this approach that makes it different from other similar approaches? (There almost always is.)
How well does it work?
Do they talk about what they want to do next, in terms of new functionality, or new approaches?
The paper should be 1-2 pages, and should talk about these issues in your own words. Anyone can quote Wikipedia or a section of someone’s web page. What I want to see is you distilling the information and explaining what’s going on. You must cite your sources appropriately.