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...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Cognitive Systems Research on Mindreading at ONR

Mindreading, or the ability to represent and reason about the mental states of other agents and 
oneself, is a pervasive part of cognition that has yet to be deeply explored from a computational 

As a fundamental enabler for language understanding, plan recognition, cooperation, competition 
and moral cognition, it follows that detailed models of mental state attributions are a 
prerequisite for the development of a more complete theory of the human mind.  Current cognitive 
theories of mindreading are predominantly philosophical in nature, with empirical work seemingly 
unable to provide definitive answers as to which framework might be the most defensible.  Now that 
researchers have started to build cognitive models of mental-state reasoning, it is hoped that 
computational considerations may weigh in on the matter of how best to understand mindreading.  
This special issue seeks to promote interdisciplinary dialogue between computational cognitive 
modelers, philosophers, and psychologists studying the nature and operation of the human capacity 
to mindread.

The emphasis of the issue will be placed on computational models and how they both inform and are 
informed by work in other disciplines.

Submissions should be sent to either or by June 1st 2012.  Links to information for authors are contained in the PDF version of the call, which can be found at:

Paul Bello, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Cognitive Science,
Code 341 - Warfighter Performance
Office of Naval Research
875 N. Randolph St. Suite 1425
Arlington, VA 22203
(Ph): 703-696-4318, (Cell): 703-742-9862