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Public Engagement and Relations

The Society seeks mutually beneficial relationships, whether involving financial sponsorhip or otherwise, with a wide variety of bodies.

Responses to Consultations

In January 2010 the Committee made a submission to the House of Commons' Select Committee on Science and Technology for use in their enquiry into science funding. The submission is a reorganized version of the comments on research impact assessment in the AISB response to the Hefce consultation on the REF. (House of Commons' Reponse as a Word document, House of Commons' Reponse as a PDF)

In December 2009 the Committee sent in a response to HEFCE's consultation on the REF. The response contains, in particular, strong statements concerning the currently proposed impact component of the REF and concerning the use of quantitative indicators to measure research. (HEFCE Respose as a Word document, HEFCE Response as a PDF)

In September 2009 the committee sent in a response to the Royal Society's consultation on "The Fruits of Curiosity: innovation and future sources of wealth" (PDF Fruits of Curiosity Call). It is partly about the role of and policies in support of curiosity-led scientific research, within which we are proud to include AISB-related research. Fruits of Curiosity response as a PDF. The Royal Society report, The Scientific Century: Securing our Future Prosperity, is now available.

The Committee would welcome hearing from any society members about the issues in the above responses (or other issues in the consultations but not addressed in the responses). Such views will not affect the consultations, in their current stages at least, but may inform future activities of the Committee.

And if you wish to take part in such responding activities in the future, please consider being nominated in future nomination rounds for committee members, or just tell us as we could use your help informally.

 

Mutual Benefit Relationships with Other Bodies

 

Mission Statement

The Society seeks mutually beneficial relationships, whether involving financial sponsorhip or otherwise, with a wide variety of bodies such as:

  • companies interested in using or developing Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Science
  • publishers
  • other learned societies
  • professional organizations
  • funding bodies (within or outside the UK)
  • local or national government bodies.

This is in the service of developing the field of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science in (primarily) the UK, and ensuring that AI and Cognitive Science provide the greatest possible benefit to the nation as a whole.

 

An Invitation

If you represent another body we cordially invite you to propose how we might collaborate. The table below presents some suggestions. You may be able to suggest other possibilities. If you wish to advertise to our members please see our advertising rates.

If interested, please contact the AISB Chair

Entries in GREEN are things AISB can do for your organization.

Entries in BLUE are two-way things between AISB and your organization.

Entries in BROWN are things your organization can do for AISB.

The columns are for different types of organization and the rows are for different types of collaborative activity.

 

 

 

 

Commercial Users/Developers
of AI & Cognitive Science

Publishers

Learned Societies,
Professional Organizations

Research Institutes,
Think Tanks,
Lobbying Organizations, etc.

Funders

Corporate & Institutional
Membership of AISB

see Membership page

see Membership page

 

see Membership page

 

Conferences and Other Events

hold/fund joint events with AISB

provide general funding for AISB events

purchase presence at AISB events

sponsor demo equipment, keynote speakers, employee attendance & student attendance bursaries for AISB events

AISB to publicize your events and encourage participation

purchase presence at AISB events

provide discounted rates for publishing AISB event proceedings

hold/fund joint events with AISB

co-locate events with AISB

publicize each other's events and encourage participation

sponsor student attendance bursaries for AISB events

AISB to provide student attendance bursaries for your events

hold/fund joint events with AISB

sponsor keynote speakers & student attendance bursaries for AISB events

AISB to publicize your events and encourage participation

provide general funding for AISB events

sponsor keynote speakers & student attendance bursaries for AISB events

AISB to publicize your events and encourage participation

Prizes for dissertations, conference papers, etc.)

fund prizes

fund prizes

fund prizes jointly with AISB

 

fund prizes

Lobbying, Nominating

collaborate with AISB on lobbying government, etc.

 

collaborate with AISB on lobbying government, etc.

collaborate with AISB on nominating to policy bodies, evaluation bodies, prize-giving bodies, etc.

collaborate with AISB on lobbying government, etc.

 

Careers, 
Public Understanding

(activities other than Events)

   

collaborate with AISB on statements to the press

collaborate with AISB on statements to the press

collaborate with AISB on constructing information, reaching out to schools, etc.

fund information construction, schools reach-out, etc.

Networking

AISB to provide pointers to relevant researchers & courses

AISB to provide pointers to relevant academics

exchange pointers to relevant academics & courses with AISB

AISB to provide pointers to relevant academics

AISB to provide pointers to relevant academics

Other

 

provide reduced subscription rates to AISB members

(see the Membership page for our current such arrangements)

provide, with AISB, reduced rates for joint membership of the two societies

publicize and be publicized by AISB

 

Advertising with the AISB

Advertising Rates

Mailings reach our members and their colleagues, all of whom have a special interest in Artificial Intelligence and the Cognitive and Computing Sciences. This is an ideal target group for AI related publications and events which are relevant to both industry and academia.

 

Advertising within the AISB quarterly

The Quarterly is a newsletter which reaches all our members in hardcopy. Advertising in the quarterly is free for corporate and institutional members.

Deadlines for advertising copy for the AISBQ are the same as the Article Submission Deadlines for authors

A Half Page advert the Quarterly costs the following (the cost for a full page advert is double that for a half page):

Type of Organisation Cost (pounds sterling)

Commercial £50

Charitable £25

Inquiries about advertising in the quarterly should be directed to the editor (aisbqXX at aisb dot org dot uk where XX are the last two digits of the year number).

 

Mailshots to our members

These prices are for mailshots to our members included with an issue of the AISB Quarterly newsletter.

Type of Organisation Cost per item

Commercial £50

Charitable £25

These prices assume that the organisation will provide the items to be mailed. Items are mailed out with our quarterly newsletter. Any item over A4 size will be folded.

All mailing prices include postage, envelopes, labour and hire of the mailing list. If you would like to take advantage of any of the above opportunities, please contact our administrative office (adminXX at aisb dot org dot uk where XX are the last two digits of the year number).

 

Advertising within the Weekly Bulletin

Our weekly bulletin is emailed to all our members who have not opted out from it. It typically contains conference calls and job advertisements. This is a free service. If you wish to place an item in the bulletin please email the contents in plain text to bulletinXX at aisb dot org dot uk where XX are the last two digits of the year number.

We would really appreciate it if organisers of conferences and workshops advertised in the weekly bulletin were prepared to put up an AISB poster or place a few AISB flyers on a table somewhere. If you would be willing to do this please indicate as such when you send us your bulletin item.

 

Other Arrangements

We are happy to consider other advertising arrangements e.g., mailshots separate from AISBQ and reciprocal agreements where money is not charged. Please contact the editor of the quarterly about this in the first instance (aisbqXX at aisb dot org dot uk where XX are the last two digits of the year number).

The organisers of our annual convention are also frequently happy to include flyers and posters in convention packs. They should be contacted separately about possibilities (aisbXX at aisb dot org dot uk where XX are the last two digits of the year in which the convention will take place).

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