Bishop and AI news

Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. This view is based on the ideology that all aspects of human mentality will eventually be realised by a program running on a suitable compu...


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 event Bulletin Item

CFP: Salford Data Mining Conference 2009 (SALFORD 2009)

Call for Papers

Salford Data Mining Conference 2009 (SALFORD 2009)
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Conference Dates: August 23-25, 2009
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2009

Contributed papers covering any application of CART, MARS, TreeNet, and RandomForests will be considered, including innovative and unusual applications.

Papers may have a focus on methodology and cover any key area of data mining such as data quality assessment, missing value imputation, feature selection, model selection, ensemble methods, but should be rooted in a substantive industrial data mining context and report on real world data. We welcome applied data analysis papers from any industry or field of study. Illustrative industry sessions under consideration and requests for papers include: 
Topics of Interest

 Financial Services
Targeted marketing, Customer Acquisition
Fraud Detection
CRM: Customer Retention
Risk management and score card development
Loss management in insurance


 Financial Markets Modeling
Stock Selection and Portfolio Management
Business Cycle Forecasting

Churn modeling
Collections management
Fraud detection

 Bioinformatics, Healthcare and Medicine
DNA Microarray Data Analysis
Drug Discovery

 Web Mining and Text Mining
User profiling
Recommendation Systems
Learning from Designed Experiments

 Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality Control
Semiconductor quality control

 Public Sector, Defense, Security