## 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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# AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

## Book Announcement: Handbook of Spatial Logics

Book Announcement: Handbook of Spatial Logics Handbook of Spatial Logics http://www.springer.com/dal/home?SGWID=1-102-22-173700027-0&changeHeader=true Aiello, Marco; Pratt-Hartmann, Ian E.; Benthem, Johan F.A.K. van (Eds.) 2007, XXII, 1058 p., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-5586-7 Here is a hugely important work that is a genuinely ground-breaking text in the field of spatial logic. A spatial logic is a formal language interpreted over any class of structures featuring geometrical entities and relations, broadly construed. In the past decade, spatial logics have attracted much attention in response to developments in such diverse fields as Artificial Intelligence, Database Theory, Physics, and Philosophy. The aim of this handbook is to create, for the first time, a systematic account of the field of spatial logic. Table of contents 1. What is Spatial Logic? M. Aiello, I.Pratt-Hartmann & J.van Benthem, - 2. First-Order Mereotopology.I.Pratt-Hartmann - 3. Axioms, Algebras and Topologies. B. Bennett and I. Duentsch- 4. Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Using Constraint Calculi.J. Renz and B. Nebel- 5. Modal Logics of Space. J.van Benthem and G. Benzhanishvili - 6. Topology and Epistemic Logic. R. Parikh, L. Moss & C. Steinsvold- 7. Logical theories for Fragments of Elementary Geometry. P. Balbiani, V. Goranko, R. Kellerman & D. Vakarelov- 8. Locales and Toposes as Spaces. S. Vickers- 9. Spatial Logic + Temporal Logic = ?. R. Kontchakov, A. Kurucz, F. Wolter & M. Zakharyashchev- 10. Dynamic Topological Logic. P. Kremer and G. Mints - 11. Logic of space-time and relativity theory.H. Andr'eka, J. Madarasz & I. N'emeti - 12. Discrete Spatial Models. M. Smyth & J. Webster- 13. Real Algebraic Geometry and Constraint Databases.F. Geerts and B. Kuijpers - 14. Mathematical Morphology.I. Bloch, H. Heijmans & C.Ronse- 15. Spatial Reasoning and Ontonolgy: Parts, Wholes and Locations. A. Varzi The book comprises a general introduction, followed by fourteen chapters by invited authors. Each chapter provides a self-contained overview of its topic, describing the principal results obtained to date, explaining the methods used to obtain them, and listing the most important open problems. Jointly, these contributions constitute a comprehensive survey of this rapidly expanding subject. Written for: Academics and graduate students working in (or interested in working in) the area of logical approaches to geometry and topology; mathematicians, theoretical computer scientists and philosophers Keywords: * Geometry * Spatial Logics * Spatial Reasoning * Topology Table of contents 1. What is Spatial Logic? M. Aiello, I.Pratt-Hartmann & J.van Benthem, - 2. First-Order Mereotopology.I.Pratt-Hartmann - 3. Axioms, Algebras and Topologies. B. Bennett and I. Duentsch- 4. Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Using Constraint Calculi.J. Renz and B. Nebel- 5. Modal Logics of Space. J.van Benthem and G. Benzhanishvili - 6. Topology and Epistemic Logic. R. Parikh, L. Moss & C. Steinsvold- 7. Logical theories for Fragments of Elementary Geometry. P. Balbiani, V. Goranko, R. Kellerman & D. Vakarelov- 8. Locales and Toposes as Spaces. S. Vickers- 9. Spatial Logic + Temporal Logic = ?. R. Kontchakov, A. Kurucz, F. Wolter & M. Zakharyashchev- 10. Dynamic Topological Logic. P. Kremer and G. Mints - 11. Logic of space-time and relativity theory.H. Andr'eka, J. Madarasz & I. N'emeti - 12. Discrete Spatial Models. M. Smyth & J. Webster- 13. Real Algebraic Geometry and Constraint Databases.F. Geerts and B. Kuijpers - 14. Mathematical Morphology.I. Bloch, H. Heijmans & C.Ronse- 15. Spatial Reasoning and Ontonolgy: Parts, Wholes and Locations. A. Varzi |