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Connection Science

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Al-Rifaie on BBC

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Rose wins the Loebne...

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AISB Convention 2015

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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

The Alan Turing Year 2012 has started

June 23, 2012, is the Centenary of Alan Turing's birth in London. During his 
relatively brief life, Turing made a unique impact on the history of computing, 
computer science, artificial intelligence, developmental biology, and the 
mathematical theory of computability. The year 2012 will be a celebration of 
Turing's life and scientific impact, with a number of major events taking place 
throughout the year. Most of these will be linked to places with special 
significance in Turing's life, such as Cambridge, Manchester and Bletchley 

The Turing Year is coordinated by the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee 
(TCAC), representing a range of expertise and organisational involvement in the 
2012 celebrations. Organisations and individuals wanting to contribute ideas or 
support for the Turing Year are invited to contact any of the current TCAC 

The first events of the ATY are:

4-5 January 2012.       The Life and Legacy of Alan Turing.
                         A special session of the 2012 JMM.
                         Boston MA, U.S.A.

9 January 2012.         The Mathematical Legacy of Alan Turing
                         Public opening of the SAS programme
                         Spitalfields Day
                         Isaac Newton Institute
                         Cambridge, U.K.

10 January 2012.        GENIAL & GEHEIM (EMINENT & ENIGMATIC)
                         Opening of the special year-long exhibition
                         on Turing at the Heinz Nixdorf-MuseumForum
                         Paderborn, Germany

Florida Atlantic University 2012 MAMLS Conference
Alan Turing Centenary

13-15 January 2012.     MALMS: MidAtlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar
                         Alan Turing Centenary
                         Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A

For more on the numerous ATY events, please check the calendar on the ATY