AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie (https://twitter.com/mohmaj) Tu...


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Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


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Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


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Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


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Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


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Notice

The Relationship between the AISB (learned society) and the AISB (limited company)

The following terms used in the memorandum and articles of association of the AISB (company) are to be understood in the following fashion as relates to the AISB (learned society).

  • The members of the Company are the committee members of the Society.
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Company is the society committee meeting preceding the society Annual General Meeting. This takes place during the winter term shortly before the Annual Convention though neither is specified as such anywhere.
  • All society committee meetings are general meetings of the Company.
  • Therefore regulations in the memorandum concerning the calling of (annual) general meetings, proxy voting etc. apply to Society Committee meetings even if not explicitly mentioned as such in the Society Constitution. The regulations governing committee meetings in the constitution count as bye-laws governing the conduct of Company general meetings. If at any point the regulations turn out to be in conflict then it will be necessary to distinguish between resolutions agreed by the Company and those agreed by the Society committee.
  • The Directors of the Company are those persons registered as such with Companies' House (currently - Jan 2006 - that is the Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Society but this need not be the case). The secretary of the Company is the person registered as such with Companies' House (currently - Jan 2006 - that is the secretary of the Society but this need not be the case). Regulations applying to the appointment and removal of directors therefore can apply separately to those for Society Officers, if necessary, although it is clearly preferable if the link can be maintained.
  • It should be noted that it is the Company that owns the AISB bank account and therefore the Company that gets any final say in terms of budgeting.