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AI, A.I., Ai, or ai may refer to:



Science and technology



Television, film, and music

Medicine and biology


  • Action item, an item discussed in a meeting that requires further action or work
  • Appreciative Inquiry, an organizational development process developed by David Cooperrider
  • Appreciation Index, score which is used by broadcasters as an indicator of the public's approval for a particular television programme or service in the United Kingdom
  • Architect's Instruction, equivalent to a Clarification or a Variation Order, an official document that seeks to clarify or amend a set of Construction Documents



People, non-fictional

People, mythical and fictional

  • Ai Amano, protagonist of Video Girl Ai
  • Shiho Miyano (Ai Haibara), secondary love interest of Conan Edogawa from the anime Detective Conan
  • Ai Mori, a character in Law of Ueki
  • Ai Toyon, the Yakut god of light, usually depicted as an eagle perched atop the "world tree"
  • Aoi Mac Ollamain, the Celtic god of poetry as an alternative first name and name abbreviation
  • Aikanaka (Hawaiian mythology) or Ai Kanaka, a character in Hawaiian mythology
  • Genly Ai, the main character in the book The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
  • Ái or Ríg, the husband of Edda and putative ancestor of the thralls or serfs in the Norse eddic poem Rígthula
  • See also list of names in Ai (Japanese name)

Other uses

See also

Artificial intelligence (disambiguation).

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

AI [Sept. 'Ayyai, 'Ayyai and Fat; Vulg. Hai], a small royal city of the Canaanites, E. of Bethel. The meaning of the name may be "the stone heap"; but it is not necessarily a Hebrew word. Abraham pitched his tent between Ai and Bethel (Gen. xii. 8, xiii. 3); but it is chiefly noted for its capture and destruction by Joshua (vii. 2 -5, viii. 1-29), who made it "a heap for ever, even a desolation." It is mentioned by Isaiah (x. 28), and also after the captivity (Ezra ii. 28; Neh. vii. 32), but then probably was not more than a village. In the later Hebrew writings the name sometimes has a feminine form, Aiath (Is. x. 28), Aija (Neh. xi. 31). The definite article is usually prefixed to the name in Hebrew. The site was known, and some scanty ruins still existed, in the time of Eusebius and Jerome (Onomast., s.v. 'Ayyal). Dr E. Robinson was unable to discover any certain traces of either name or ruins. He remarks, however (Bib. Researches, ed. 1856, i. p. 443), that it must have been close to Bethel on account of Biblical narrative (Josh. viii. 17). A little to the south of a village called Deir Diwan, and one hour's journey south-east from Bethel, is the site of an ancient place called Khirbet Haiydn, indicated by reservoirs hewn in the rock, excavated tombs and foundations of hewn stone. This may possibly be the site of Ai; it agrees with all the intimations as to its position. It has also been identified with a mound now called et-Tell (" the heap"), but though the name of a neighbouring village, Turmus Aya, is suggestive, it is in the wrong direction from Bethel. In this view recent authorities, such as G. A. Smith, generally coincide.

See Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Statement, 1869, p. 123; 1874, p. 62; 1878, pp. 10, 132, 194; 1881, p. 254. (R. A. S. M.)

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From Hebrew העי (ai, heap of ruins).

Proper noun



Ai (plural Ais)

  1. (Biblical) a Canaanite royal city mentioned in the Book of Joshua, popularly believed to be the modern archeological site Et-Tell.
  2. (Biblical) a city mentioned in Jeremiah 49:3 of unknown location, possibly the same city as definition 1.


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  • "Ai" in Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary.


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Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

Meaning: ruins.

  1. One of the royal cities of the Canaanites (Josh 10:1; Gen 12:8; 13:3). It was the scene of Joshua's defeat, and afterwards of his victory. It was the second Canaanite city taken by Israel (Josh 7:2-5; 8:1-29). It lay rebuilt and inhibited by the Benjamites (Ez 2:28; Neh 7:32; 11:31). It lay to the east of Bethel, "beside Beth-aven." The spot which is most probably the site of this ancient city is Haiyan, 2 miles east from Bethel. It lay up the Wady Suweinit, a steep, rugged valley, extending from the Jordan valley to Bethel.
  2. A city in the Ammonite territory (Jer 49:3). Some have thought that the proper reading of the word is Ar (Isa 15:1).
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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