Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


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Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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AISB Convention 2015

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


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Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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AISB Quarterly Archive

Issue 138: Spring 2014

Features/Reviews: Algorithm Selection in Practice; The Seemingly Contradictory Philosophical Legacy of Computability and Information Theory; A system for the discovery of novel, surprising (and valuable?) English language sonnets; Event: Social Media: an informal data source for healthcare intervention; Book review: The Machine Question: Critical perspectives on AI, robots, and ethics;

Mission Statement – AISB Chair elect by Dr Berndt ‘Bertie’ Müller

Society Announcements

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 137: Autumn 2013

Features/Reviews: Lethal Autonomous Systems and the Plight of the Non-combatant; Automatic Concept Addition to Ontologies Aided by Semantics; Book review: The Voice in the Machine; Book review: Scaling up Machine Learning: Parallel and Distributed Approaches; Event: International conference on Neural Information Processing; Event: Distributed Thinking Symposium V; Event: Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Society Announcements

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 136: Spring 2013

Features/Reviews: The Sigma Cognitive Architecture and System; Wishful Mnemonics and Autonomous Killing Machines; Agent-based models Inspired by Bowlby-Ainsworth Attachment Theory; Book review: Metareasoning: Thinking About Thinking

Society Announcements

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 135: Autumn 2012

Features/Reviews: The Neural Engineering Framework; Second Life as a Simulation Platform; The Use of AI Technology in E-commerce Spend Analysis; Quo Vadis, AI? Book review: Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell; Event: Foundations of Enactive Cognitive Science; Event: Intuition and Ingenuity – Alan Turing Centenary Exhibition; Event: First AISB Members’ Workshop – Sensorimotor Theory

Society: CfP: AISB Workshop Hyper-Heuristics, Past, Present and Future.

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 134: Summer 2012

Features/Reviews: The Soar Cognitive Architecture; CernoCAMAL: A Bayesian-BDI Cognitive Architecture; Cognitive Science is Not Computer Science; Information Exchange in Population-Based Algorithms; Book Review: The Philosophy of Information;  Book Review: Principles of Synthetic Intelligence; Event Report: Roger Needham Lecture;  Event Report: Inaugural Lecture - "Radical Post-Cognitivism: New Approaches to Intelligence and the Mind";  In Memoriam: David Waltz.

Society: all for Participation: AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012.

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 133: Spring 2012

Features/Reviews: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitve Systems; Musical Acts: Communication for Musical Multi-Agent Systems; John McCarthy - Some Reminiscences; Conference Report: AISB Convention. York, 4-7 April, 2011; Conference Report: IJCAI. Barcelona, 16-22 July, 2011: The Making of the EPSRC Principles of Robotics.

Society: AISB Committee membership 2012.

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 132: Autumn 2011

Features/Reviews: Representations and Architectures to Support Diagrammatic Reasoning; A New COST Action: Autonomic Road Transport Support (ARTS) Systems; Précis of The Organisation of Mind; Book review: Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds; Book review: Computer Models of Computer Creativity; Book review: Randomness through Computation: Some Answers, More Questions; Conference report: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems; Conference report: 2nd International Computational Creativity Conference; Conference report: 2nd Postgraduate Conference for Computing: Applications and Theory

Society: Details of the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in honour of Alan Turing

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 131: Spring 2011

Features/Reviews: Integration of neural networks with production rules; Artificial Intelligence and the Frontiers of Genetics Research; Simulating Human Multitasking with a Cognitive Architecture; Modeling Dynamics of Multimodal Cues for Spontaneous Agreement and Disagreement Recognition; Conference Report: IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2010; Report on AISB 09’s “New frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction” Symposium

Society: Details of the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 130: Spring 2010

Features: Mark Bishop on the Turing Test; Fehmida Hussain on Modelling the Performance of Children on the Attentional Network Test; Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie and Mark Bishop on the Mining Game;

Society: Details of the AISB Convention 2011

Reviews/Previews: Conference Report: New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction; Conference Report: International Conference on Cognitive Modelling; Conference Report: Agents and MultiAgent Systems

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 129: Summer 2009

Features: Faisal Mustafa on Web Services Coordination; Huma Shah and Kevin Warwick on 18th Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligenc

Society: Details of the AISB Convention 2010

Reviews/Previews: Workshop on Matching and Meaning; AISB’08; Human-Robot Interaction; 18th International Conference on Logic Programming

Father Hacker: Dear Aloysius!

 

Issue 128: Autumn 2009

Features: Justine Cassell, Andrea Tartaro and Miri Arie on With a Little Help from our (Virtual) Friends; Sazalinsyah Razali, Qinggang Meng and Shuang-Hua Yang on Multi-Robot Cooperation Inspired by Immune Systems; Beatriz Mencía, Alvaro Trapote and David Pardo on “What was that you said?”; Maria Dobrska on Learning to Rank Order and its Applications

Society: Details of the AISB Convention

Reviews/Previews: Fourth Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology; European Conference on Computing and Philosophy

Father Hacker: Immense International Impact.

 

Issue 127: Spring 2008

Features: Olivier Georgeon on analysing traces of activity for modelling cognitive schemes of operators; Harry Halpin on philosophy of collective intelligence; Sarah N. Lim, Choi Keung and Nathan Griffiths on using recency and relevance to assess trust and reputation; Simon Colton on theorem proving.

Society: Details of the AISB Symposium on the Turing Test

Reviews/Previews: Conference reports on the 9th European Conference on Artificial Life; the third International Conference on Cognitive Science; and ASSC-12.

Father Hacker: REF Special.

 

Issue 126: Spring 2008

Features: Peter Wallis on doing conversation with machines; Rafael Bordini on programming and verifying complex systems; Simon Colton on computational creativity.

Society: AISB Members Only Area; Recent Committee Changes; Olympics 2012.

Reviews/Previews: Conference reports on ICANN'07; 13th Portuguese AI Conf; and WCECS. Father Hacker: Four Seasons of AI.

 

Issue 125: Summer/Autumn 2007

Features: Darren Myatt and Slawomir Nasuto on reconstruction of neurons; Nicholas Jennings on control of complex systems; Austin Tate on planning and doing.

Society: Details of the 2008 AISB Symposia

Reviews/Previews: Conference report on Cooperative Information Agents

Father Hacker: Computational Theology

 

Issue 124: Winter/Spring 2007

Features: John Barden on the olympics; Julia Handl and Joshua Knowles on clustering; Mark Jago on resource-bounded agents; Marco Montes de Oca on particle swarms; Colin Johnson on genetic programming

Society: Welcome from the editor, and details of AISB Symposia

Reviews/Previews: Conference report from GECCO 2006

Father Hacker: Accelerating Intellect

 

Issue 123: Winter/Spring 2006

Features: Humphries and Prescott search for the neural basis of action-selection; Sunny Bains on why intelligence is more than 1s and 0s; Heiko Hoffman on bio-inspired vision for robotic grasping; Myra Wilson on BIRO-net; Frisch and Miguel on the automated solving of combinatorial problems; Peter Smith on AI and stylometric analysis; Schlessinger and Lotto on Mosaic World; < u>Liz Stillwaggon on a-life and the mind-body problem; and Paul Vogt on emergence of compositionality.

Society: Editorial announcing the appointment of a new editor.

Reviews/Previews: Colin Johnson on ‘Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy’ by Tim Roughgarden.

Father Hacker: The Formative Years

 

Issue 122: Autumn 2005

Features: Maja Pantic on a fully-automated system for facial muscle action. Roman Belakin on a test for irrational thinking; Jose Carmena on brain-machine interfaces; James Marshall on ant decision making; Stafford et. al on an artificial rocky-shore community; Eduardo Miranda on music from artificial life; and Blackwell and Young on live algorithms.

Society: Secratary and Webmaster's report.

Reviews/Previews: Igor Aleksander on the new ‘Sweet Dreams’ book by Dan Dennett.

Father Hacker: The Early Years.

 

Issue 121: Summer 2005

Features: Stafford and Rind on a crash-prevention system for cars inspired by locust vision; Yorick Wilks on companion agents on the web; Sellers and Paul on tyrannosaur speed; Giorgio Metta on the RobotCub approach to cognition; Aaron Sloman on altricial systems; and James Anderson on Perspex Machine IV.

Reviews/previews: Johnson on essential books on bio-inspired computing; and Web on ‘Mechanical Bodies, Computational Minds’ collection.

Society: Chair's report.

Obituary: Robert W. Milne, University of Edinburgh.

Father Hacker: How to edit a journal.

 

Issue 120: Spring 2005

Features: Paul Newman on robust navigation in unknown environments; David Randall on logic, logicism, and logic-based AI; Morse/Chrisley on the Seer project; Mark Cohen on teaching agent programming; Leslie Smith on auditory what and where tasks; and Lola Cañamero on working towards emotionally-competent systems.

Reviews/previews: Reifers on Tom Sgouros’ play; Johnson on emotion book by Evans and Cruse; and Shanahan on essential books about consciousness.

Society: Membership report

Father Hacker: How to be creative

 

Issue 119: Winter 2005

Features: Owen Holland on implementing machine consciousness; Hamilton/Evans on undersea inspection using a pilotless vehicle; Dirk Van Rooy on modelling socially-shared cognition; Daughtry/Ritter on CaCaDis 2.1; Roman Belavkin on entropy and information in learning behaviour; and Mark Bishop on whether humans can computers feel.

Reviews/previews: Witkowski on TAROS 2004; AISB 2005 symposium details; and Gary Jones on the new Amos Tversky collection

Community: Mark Steedman's obituary of Christopher Longuet-Higgins

Father Hacker: How to argue

 

Issue 118: Autumn 2004

Features: Paulo Santos on looking for logic in perceptual observations;  Susan Blackmore on the rise of the meme machines; Moshe Sipper on building blocks in evolutionary algorithms; Leech and Mareschal on a connectionist model of analogical completion; Tony Veale on analogy and lexical ontologies; Julie McCann on the new Intelligent Media Institute; and Robert Zimmer on Goldsmiths art and AI projects.

Reviews: Roelofsen on ECAI 2004 and Webb on a new book in memory of Herb Simon.

Society News: Secretary’s and Chair’s reports.

Father Hacker: How to organise a conference.

 

Issue 117: Summer 2004

Features: Joanna Bryson on the role of emotions in modular intelligent control; Russell Beale on models for mobile context awareness; Mathieu Capcarrere on cellularity, development and self-repair; Beale and Jones on situated interaction and mobile awareness; and Wolfgang Schoppek on exemplar vs structural knowledge in system control.

Previews: Polani on RoboCup.

Reviews: Gobet on Glimcher’s ‘Neuroeconomics’ book and Johnson on ‘Imitation in Animals and Artifacts’.

Society News: Webmaster’s and Treasurer’s reports

Father Hacker: How to be a Consultant.

 

Issue 116: Spring 2004

Features: Andrew Davison on Real-time camera-based localisation and mapping; Manfred Kerber on living with paradoxes; Kerstin Dautenhahn on robots and autistic children; John Zeleznikow on modelling legal knowledge; Anthony Pipe on the Whiskerbot project; and Hu and Calderon on robot learning through imitation.

Reviews: Gary Jones on Shultz’ ‘Computational Developmental Psychology’ and Penny Noy on ‘Engineering Societies in the Agents World’.

Society news: Membership report.

Father Hacker: How to write papers.

 

Issue 115: Winter 2004

Features: Uwe Aickelin on danger theory; Cox and Young on exploratory learning; Potter, Tate and Dalton on collaborative task support; Anderson and McOwan on affective computing; Angelo Cangelosi on grounding language; Luc Berthouze on models of motor development; Niels Taatgen on production compilation; and Sandy Louchart on empathic characters.

Reviews: David Young on "Computational Vision: Information Processing in Perception and Visual Behaviour"; Carlos Bento on "Creative Systems", part of IJCAI ’03.

Father Hacker: How to be a Research Leader.

 

Issue 114:Autumn 2003

Features: Vadera on family resemblance, Bayesian networks and exemplars; Gartland-Jones on the IndagoSonus composer; Jamnik on informal maths reasoning; Diller on evaluating assertions; Koza on using GAs to invent; Nemzow on Robots and chaos; Lane/Gobet on the CHREST perceptual model; Gobet on implicitly learning chess; van Remortel on phenotypes in evolution.

Reviews: Boden on "Cognitive Modeling," Webb on "The Analogical Mind."

Father Hacker: How to give presentation

 

Issue 113: Summer 2003

Features: Anderson/McOwan on exploiting the stealth technique of the hoverfly, Marom on robot learning through human interactions, Garvie on evolving circuits, Blackwell on swarms and self-organized music, Bugmann on instructing robots, Evans et al. on optimistic agents

Reviews: Roeckel on "Time Warps, String Edits, and Macromolecules: The Theory and Practice of Sequence Comparison," edited by David Sankoff and Joseph Kruskal; Demiris on "Imitation in animals and artifacts," part of AISB '03.

Father Hacker: How to write a computing programme

Society: Treasurer’s report

 

Issue 112: Spring 2003

Features: Croker on a cognitive model of language acquisition, Adamansky on Liquid Brains, Fisher on Rational Agents, Sloman on Building Minds (corrected version), Roberts on Bird Navigation Strategies, Hinde on Uncertainty

Review: Boden on the Dartnell creativity collection

Father Hacker: How to gain an international reputation

Society: Chair’s message, Editorial, News

 

Issue 111: Winter 2002/3

Constitutional changes, Father Hacker.

 

Issue 110:Autumn 2002

Special Report - Warchalking, Reviews - A Mind so Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness and Knowledge-Based Vision-Guided Robots, Father Hacker

 

Issue 109: Summer 2002

Conference Reports - AI in Creativity, Arts and Science and Mind, Language and Metaphor, Reviews - The Mating Mind and Interaction Design: Beyond Human Computer Interaction, Father Hacker

 

Issue 108: Spring 2002

Viewpoint - Two Notes on Agents by Eduardo Alonso, The Calculemus Project by Simon Colton, Maggie Boden responds to the Steve Grand on Kyran Dale debate, Conference Report by Alison Pease, Father Hacker

 

Issue 107: Winter 2001

Kyran Dale responds to Steve Grand, Reviews - Thoughts on The Battle of the Robots’ and Thinks, Father Hacker

 

Issue 106: Autumn 2001

Letter from Steve Grand, Review - AI, Father Hacker

 

Print Back Issues

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Issue 102

Summer/Autumn 1999

AISB99: Creativity in the arts and Sciences, Papers on creativity and perception in music, visual art, language and science

 

Issue 101

Winter/Spring 1999

Artificial Intelligence in The Real World: The UK AI Industry, interviews by Blay Whitby.

 

Issue 100

Summer 1998

Alison Adam and Frances Grundy guest edit Woman in Artificial Intelligence and Computing.

 

Issue 99

Winter/Spring 1998

Steve Torrance guest edits Consciousness and Computation in the first refereed issue. Inman Harvey on the 'doom and gloom' prediction of intelligent machines and mankind.

 

Issue 98

Summer/Autumn 1997

AISB97: The Third Tutorial and Workshop Series. Report on Chris Burton's team Rebuilding the Manchester Mark I. ECAL97 Report

 

Issue 97

Spring 1997

Terry Dartnall on Artificial Intelligence in Australia - Janet Wiles & Devin McAuley on Functional Components of Artificial Neural Networks

 

Issue 96

Winter 1996

Inman Harvey et al. on The Representation Debate

 

Issue 95

Summer 1996

AISB96: The Second Tutorial and Workshop Series

 

Issue 94

Winter 1995

Linda C van der Gaag guest edits Bayesian Belief Networks

 

Issue 93

Autumn 1995

Jon Spragg guest edits Artificial Intelligence and Simulation

 

Issue 92

Summer 1995

Paul McKevitt & Rob Gaizauskas on AISB95: The 10th Biennial Conference on AI and Cognitive Science

 

Issue 91

Spring 1995

F.E Ritter & N.P Major on Useful Mechanisms for Developing Simulations for Cognitive Models - C Le Pape et al. on Time-Versus-Capacity Compromises in Project Scheduling - R Murray Jones on Revisiting the Outspoken King

 

Issue 90

Winter 1994

Farath Arshad guest edits on Applications of AI in Social Sciences and Humanities - J McMahon & FJ Smith on Structural Tags, Annealing and Automatic Word Classification

 

Issue 89

Autumn 1994

Terry Fogarty on Evolutionary Computing - PMD Gray on Very Large Scale Knowledge Bases And Knowledge Re-Use.

 

Issue 88

Summer 1994

Ann Blandford & Hyacinth S Nwana organise AISB94: 1st Biennial Workshop Series - B Gorayska & J Marsh on Mutual Knowledge, Metapuzzles, and Wisemen.

 

Issue 87

Spring 1994

Dave Cliff guest edits AI and Artificial Life - Marvin Minsky on Language and Its Expression

 

Issue 86

Winter 1993

Nicholas Andrews & John Brown on A High-Speed Natural Language Parser - R Murray Jones & Rolf George on Why Must the King Speak Out? - Linda Van der Gaag & Maria Wessels on Selective Evidence Gathering for Diagnostic Belief Networks - Andy Holyer on Wandering the WWW

 

Issue 85

Autumn 1993

Terry Dartnall guest edits AI and Creativity