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AISB event Bulletin Item

Announcement and CFP: 2nd Conference on Artificial General Intelligence 2009

Announcing: AGI-09 conference (the Second Conference on Artificial General Intelligence), which will be in March 2009 in Washington DC

Registration is open and we're accepting papers until November 12

We've got an excellent programme lined up, including a much-anticipated keynote speech by Jurgen Schmidhuber, along with sessions chaired by a host of outstanding researchers including

- Evaluation of AGI Systems
chaired by John Laird, University of Michigan

- Logic Based AI chaired by Selmer Bringsjord, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

- Automated Program Learning
chaired by Moshe Looks, Google Research

- AI in Virtual Worlds and Games
chaired by Sibley Verbeck, Electric Sheep Company

- AGI and Neuroscience
chaired by Randal Koene, Boston University

- Artificial Brains
chaired by Hugo de Garis, Xiamen University

- The Future of AGI
chaired by Josh Hall

- AGI and Serious Games
chaired by David Gobel

There will also be a series of pre-conference tutorials taught by leaders
in the field:

- OpenCyc Commonsense AI Tutorial
led by Stephen Reed, former Cyc researcher & leader of Texai project

- Modeling the Mind Using Logic
led by Selmer Bringsjord, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

- Automated Program Learning for AGI
led by Moshe Looks, Google Research

- The OpenCog Framework for Integrative AGI
led by Ben Goertzel, Novamente LLC

- SOAR Cognitive Architecture Tutorial
led by John Laird, University of Michigan

- A Reinforcement Learning Perspective on AGI
led by Itamar Elhanany, University of Tennessee

We expect AGI-09 to be even better than AGI-08, and hope to see you there.
Registration will be capped at 150, so non-paper-submitting attendees are
encouraged to register soon.

See you in Washington!


Ben Goertzel (AGI-09 Conference Chair)
and the

AGI-09 Organizing Committee:
- Stan Franklin (Honorary Chair), University of Memphis
- Tsvi Achler, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Sam S. Adams, IBM Research
- Wlodek Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
- Itamar Elhanany, University of Tennessee Knoxville
- Sandra S. Hall, AT&T Research
- Pascal Hitzler, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
- Marcus Hutter, Australian National University
- Bruce Klein, Novamente LLC
- Stephen Reed, Texai