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 miscellaneous Bulletin Item

NEW JOURNAL: Biologically inspired cognitive architectures

The focus of the journal is on the integration of many research efforts in addressing the challenge
of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the human mind. Therefore, the journal 
publishes on the multidisciplinary study of cognitive architectures found in vivo and in silico.

To help foster a wider understanding, at a computational level, of how natural intelligent systems 
develop their cognitive, metacognitive, and learning functions, the journal will promote the 
overarching goal of creating one unifying widespread framework for the computational modeling of 
biologically inspired cognitive architectures.

The scope includes (but is not limited to): Cognitive science, with a focus on higher cognitive 
functions and their cognitive architecture models: including autonomous cognition and metacognition,
imagery, sensemaking, meta-learning, self-regulated learning, life-long learning and cognitive 
growth, "critical mass" of a learner, models of creativity, affects, emotions and feelings, 
emotional competence, social cognition, the self, human-like episodic memory, language perception, 
processing, production, acquisition, and development; Computer science and engineering, with a 
focus on human-like artificial intelligence: cognitive architectures, virtual and physical 
cognitive robotics, synthetic characters, bootstrapped and human-like learning, human-computer 
interface, vision, computational linguistics, intelligent tutoring systems; Neuroscience, with a 
focus on higher cognition and learning: system-level computational neuroscience, cognitive 
neuroscience, models of the neural substrates of semantic and episodic memory and awareness, 
agency, emotions and feelings, theory of mind and social cognition, language, imagery, voluntary 
control, goal and value systems, spatial cognition, etc.

Contributions to the journal should include a cognitive architecture element and an element of 
biological inspiration, the latter understood broadly (e.g., inspiration by the human cognition). 
Both mature and new cutting edge research are welcomed, provided they have a strong emphasis on 
concrete empirical or theoretical studies. Submissions of a purely philosophical nature are 
discouraged and will be redirected elsewhere.

Editor in Chief:  Alexei Samsonovich