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...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Caffeine Zone 2, predicts caffeine level app for iOS devices

I'd like to tell you about an iPhone/iPod/iPad app that we created, Caffeine Zone 2.  Based on 
entering your caffeine consumption, Caffeine Zone 2 displays your caffeine level over time. You 
can set the display and alarms for levels of caffeine for optimal cognitive work, and also 
caffeine levels too much for optimum cognition and too much for sleep (these levels come with 
defaults).  With use you might adjust your caffeine consumption, and for example, drink more 
decaf coffee.  The lite version is free and includes ads, and the paid version ({jumi [bulletin/bulletin_item.php] }.99) has no ads.

It would be particularly useful for people who have varying sleep patterns (e.g., shift work), 
people have trouble falling asleep because they consume caffeine too close to sleeping, and people 
who are interested in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of caffeine.

This work was initially created with support from ONR.  It has since been released by ONR and PSU 
to a small company to develop it that is run by Dr. Frank Ritter.  Dr. Kuo-Chuan Yeh (computer 
science, Penn State) helped create it.

More information is available at .  The software can be downloaded from 
the iTunes store.  A number of free copies of the software are available for media and for 
government evaluators.

Dr. Frank College of Information Sciences and Technology The Pennsylvania 
State University University Park, PA  16802-3857 ph.  (814) 865-4453