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

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Modes of Explanation, 21-25 May 2013, Paris, FRANCE

http://modesofexplanation.org

We have roughly 20 spaces still open for the upcoming Modes of Explanation 
Discussion Conference to be held in Paris May 21-25.  (This includes six 
remaining subsidized spots)

To register please visit: http://modes.isce.edu

For more conference information please visit: 
http://modesofexplanation.org

Modes of Explanation

Three days to discuss and learn about advances in modes of explanation. A 
look at how our mode of explanation affects our affordances for action.

Modes of Explanation is a discussion conference, the actual presentations 
of attendee's work will occur on-line and only a five minute or less 
synopsis will precede the discussion session during which the work is 
discussed.  Updated information is at http://modes.isce.edu/update

The challenge to prospective attendees is to prepare a presentation which 
can evoke meaningful discussion amongst the attendees. One's presentation 
could, for example, focus on: 1) how we go about explaining and the 
limitations/strengths of our approach, 2) what kinds of explanations 
"work" and which kinds "fail" 3) the context dependency of explanatory 
form 4) the differences in use between "good enough explanation" and Kopplin & more

"truth claims" 5) the need for/use of mechanisms and "narratives" as a 
meaning of "explaining" (making understandable in a coherent way) some 
aspect of complexity or of a real in life complex system 6) how a reliance 
on sameness or of category as a simplifying reduction was inadequate to 
the situation being examined or 7) how modes of explanation vary by 
discipline.

Keynotes: Paul Thagard, Nancy Nersessian, David Snowden, Rukmini Bhaya 
Nair, Sandra Mitchell, Kevin Kelly, Hugo Letiche, Timothy Allen, Zack