Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


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Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


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Erden in AI roundtab...

On Friday 4th September, philosopher and AISB member Dr Yasemin J Erden, participated in an AI roundtable at Second Home, hosted by Index Ventures and SwiftKey.   Joining her on the panel were colleagues from academia and indu...


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AISB Convention 2016

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 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


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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...


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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...


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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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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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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Bio. Inspired Cog Arch. 2010 workshop

http://roboticslab.dinfo.unipa.it/bica2010/

Bio. Inspired Cog Arch.  2010 workshop, Wash., DC, 13-14 Nov 2010
  http://roboticslab.dinfo.unipa.it/bica2010/

This workshop is still accepting abstracts and some papers.
Contact Alexei Samsonovich  if you would like to contribute.

The challenge of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the
human mind requires that we better understand at a computational level
how natural intelligent systems develop their cognitive and learning
functions. In recent years, biologically inspired cognitive
architectures (BICA) have emerged as a powerful new approach toward
gaining this kind of understanding (here "biologically inspired" is
understood broadly as "brain-mind inspired").

Still, despite impressive successes and growing interest in BICA, wide
gaps separate different approaches from each other and from solutions
found in biology, preventing us from solving the challenge.

The narrow focus on the challenge brings together four schools of thought:

(1) computational neuroscience, that tries to understand how the brain
  works in terms of connectionist models;

(2) cognitive modeling, pursuing higher-level computational
  description of human cognition;

(3) human-level artificial intelligence, aiming at generally
  intelligent artifacts that can replace humans at work;

(4) human-like learners: artificial minds that can be understood by
  humans intuitively, that can learn like humans, from humans and
  for human needs.

The comparative table created by panelists of the BICA 2009 forum
clearly demonstrates that a joined discussion of the four schools is
possible and can be highly productive and synergistic
(http://members.cox.net/bica2009/cogarch/). The intended spotlight in
2010 is on (4).