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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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 miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: Special issue of Logica Universalis on "visual reasoning with diagrams"

http://www.springer.com/birkhauser/mathematics/journal/11787

Call for Papers [Reminder]

We invite submissions to the journal /Logica Universalis/ for a special issue on *Visual reasoning with diagrams*. The deadline for submission is *15 December 2010*.

Logic, the discipline that explores valid reasoning, need not be limited to a specific form of representation but should include any form as long as it allows us to extract information from given information. The use of diagrams has a long, but unequal, history in logic: The golden age of diagrammatic logic in the 19th century, thanks to Euler and Venn circles, was followed by the early 20th century's symbolization of modern logic by Frege and Russell. Recently, we have been witnessing a revival of interest in diagrams from various disciplines -- mathematics, logic, philosophy, cognitive science, and computer science.

Our special issue aims to provide a space for this newly debated topic -- the logical status of diagrams -- in order to advance the goal of universal logic by exploring common and/or unique features of visual reasoning. Topics for the special issue include, but are not limited to: What is a logic diagram? Is diagrammatic logic one more logic? Or are diagrams merely a notation that one can adapt to fit different logics? Do diagrams fit some logical systems better than to others? Is there still room for the use of diagrams in modern logic? Authors are welcome to present a specific diagrammatic system but we strongly recommend discussing the implications of the system for the journal's perspective of universal logic.

Logica Universalis publishes peer-reviewed research papers related to universal features of logics. Topics include general tools and techniques for studying already existing logics and building new ones, the study of classes of logics, the scope of validity and the domain of application of fundamental theorems, and also philosophical and historical aspects of general concepts of logic.

This special issue is expected to appear in 2011.

Papers should be sent electronically to one or both of the guest editors:

Amirouche Moktefi: moktefi@unistra.fr
Sun-Joo Shin: sun-joo.shin@yale.edu

For further information on the journal and instructions for authors, please consult the journal's web page at:
http://www.springer.com/birkhauser/mathematics/journal/11787