AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item
Olympics 2012 effort cancellation
Olympics 2012 effort cancellation --------------------------------- The SSAISB Committee has at various times raised the possibility of the society seeking to use the 2012 Olympics as an opportunity to inspire new research and public understanding on aspects of AI related to sport, games, security, infrastructure, etc. We have asked in particular for volunteers to form a task force to push the matter forward. However, in the absence of any volunteers we are now proposing to drop the matter, as the Committee is not itself in a position to act as a task force. We must leave any society members who would like to pursue Olympics-related angles of AI research or public understanding to do so by the means of individual efforts. We are also aware of a feeling on the part of some researchers that enough government resources are going into the Olympics already. John Barnden.