AI Europe 2016

  Partnership between AISB and AI Europe 2016: Next December 5th and 6th in London, AI Europe will bring together the European AI eco-system by gathering new tools and future technologies appearing in professional fields for th...


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AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention (http://aisb2017.cs.bath.ac.uk/index.html), I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid...


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Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


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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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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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Nasuto on BBC Radio

Slawomir Nasuto from University of Reading and a Research Officer of AISB  Committee has recently participated in the BBC4 Frontiers programme Build Me a Brain. Different teams around the world including researchers from Reading grow cultures of biological neurons in dishes allowing for communication with neurons by sending to and from tiny electric potential fluctuations, the lingua franca of the nervous system, via the array of electrodes in the bottom of the dish. Connecting the electrodes to the robotic device and letting the robots roam around while the resultant signals from its sensors impinge on cultures as stimulus and the resulting activity patterns feeding into the robot actuators enables study of the role of embodiment on ability of networks to process complex information. Ultimately, such hybrid devices may shed light on the properties of the nervous system related to cognitive processing and its interaction with body and environment producing complex behaviours. Animats, as they are sometimes called, also force the researchers to face directly the most fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of cognition and mind. The programme will be repeated on BBC World News in July.

More details here.