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...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



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

John Barnden.