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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ENTRIES & PARTICIPATION: International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

On  Saturday, September  14th,  2013, 
The  International Loebner  Prize Contest in Artificial  Intelligence (AI) will be hosted  
for the first time on the island of Ireland by The University of Ulster.

Loebner  Prize 2013 will  be held  during CultureTECH  &  
City of Culture  2013  at  The Imagineering Quarter,
Derry~LondonDerry~LegenDerry, Northern Ireland.

The  Loebner  Prize  desperately   seeks  to  find  the  world's  best
conversational  chatbot  computer  program  and is  the  first  formal
instantiation of `The  Turing Test' which is named  after Alan Turing,
the brilliant British mathematician  who also developed basic research
on the theoretical foundation of computing science.

Each  year an  Annual Prize  &  Bronze Medal  is awarded  to the  most
human-like computer.   Loebner Prize 2013  Annual First Prize  is: 
US$ 4000 + Annual  Bronze Medal, Second Prize: US$  1000, 
Third Prize: US$ 750 and Fourth  Prize: US$ 250.  
All prizes are  sponsored by New York Philanthropist, Dr. Hugh Loebner.

A  Call for  Entries has  been announced  and the  4 entries  with the
highest scores will be selected as finalists.
DEADLINE: Monday, 3rd June, 2013 [Closing Date].

The Loebner Prize  contest, first inaugurated in 1991  at The Computer
Museum  (Boston, USA),  has been  hosted internationally  at locations
such as:  Carnegie Hall  (NY, USA), The  Science Museum  (London), 
The Powerhouse  Museum  (Sydney,  Australia),  Bletchley  Park  (England),
Dartmouth College  (NH, USA),  California State University  (LA, USA),
University  College  London,  Surrey,  Reading &  Exeter  Universities (England),  
Flinders University  (Adelaide, Australia)  and  even 
Hugh Loebner's apartment in New York City (USA).

Loebner  Prize  2013  will  be  filmed  by WGBH  (Boston,  USA)  &  
360 Production  (Derry/London)  as part  of  a  documentary on  
Artificial Intelligence (AI)  for the Nova Primetime Science  TV Series 
produced by Chad  Cohen for  screening on the  USA 
Public  Broadcasting Service (PBS) Television Network.

Further detail on Loebner Prize 2013 is available at: