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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...



AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR SYSTEM DEMONSTRATIONS: Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems,20 - 21 August 2014, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC



The PAIS 2014 Programme Committee invites system demonstrations for presentation at the 8th 
International Conference on the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems - a subconference 
of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014). PAIS is the largest 
showcase in Europe of real applications using AI technology.

 The System Demonstrations track provides AI researchers and practitioners with an opportunity 
to demonstrate impressive and innovative systems. We invite applications for demonstrations of a 
non-commercial nature from universities, research institutes and industry. Commercial demos may 
incur extra fees for booth usage.

 A submission includes:

 * A 150-word summary of the demonstration in plain text. 

* An obligatory 2-page system and demonstration description formatted according to the ECAI 
submission instructions. If the demo is accepted, these short papers will be published in the 
official proceedings. Details of the ECAI 2014 formatting style will be made available at 

* A short video (less than 5 minutes) showing that a working system exists and that convinces 
the programme committee that it is exciting, innovative and relevant, and deserves to be 
highlighted at the conference.
* A demo storyboard consisting of a detailed description of the demo, including images or 
slides depicting the various stages of the demo. If the video shows the demonstration, then 
a separate storyboard is not required.

 * A detailed description of hardware and software requirements, such as space, power supplies, 
etc. Demonstrators are encouraged to be flexible in their requirements.
Based on the recommendations made by the reviewers and a separate award committee, one of the 
accepted system demonstrations will receive the BEST PAIS DEMO AWARD.

System demo submission: 1 March 2014
 Author feedback: 14-18 April 2014
 Notification of acceptance/rejection: 9 May 2014
 Camera-ready copy due: 30 May 2014

 The proceedings of PAIS14 will be included in ECAI'14 and will be published by IOS Press.

 PAIS14/ECAI14 will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Prague, the capital of the 
Czech Republic. With excellent opportunities for sightseeing and gastronomy, Prague promises to 
be a wonderful venue for a memorable conference.

 PAIS14 Conference Chairs:
 Gerhard Friedrich, Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria 
Barry OSullivan, University College Cork, Ireland