- This column provides an encounter with the artificial intelligence research community in the state of Israel. The first section introduces this community and its special attributes. The second section provides an overview of some recent research projects done in Israel. The author serves as the chair of the Israeli Association for Artificial Intelligence.Israel is a young and a small country consisting of only approximately 20,000 square kilometers in area and a population of approximately 8 million. Since its establishment in 1948, The Israeli government has placed great importance on establishing excellent research institutions and universities.