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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Notice

Responses to Consultations

In January 2010 the Committee made a submission to the House of Commons' Select Committee on Science and Technology for use in their enquiry into science funding. The submission is a reorganized version of the comments on research impact assessment in the AISB response to the Hefce consultation on the REF. (House of Commons' Reponse as a Word document, House of Commons' Reponse as a PDF)

In December 2009 the Committee sent in a response to HEFCE's consultation on the REF. The response contains, in particular, strong statements concerning the currently proposed impact component of the REF and concerning the use of quantitative indicators to measure research. (HEFCE Respose as a Word document, HEFCE Response as a PDF)

In September 2009 the committee sent in a response to the Royal Society's consultation on "The Fruits of Curiosity: innovation and future sources of wealth" (PDF Fruits of Curiosity Call). It is partly about the role of and policies in support of curiosity-led scientific research, within which we are proud to include AISB-related research. Fruits of Curiosity response as a PDF. The Royal Society report, The Scientific Century: Securing our Future Prosperity, is now available.

The Committee would welcome hearing from any society members about the issues in the above responses (or other issues in the consultations but not addressed in the responses). Such views will not affect the consultations, in their current stages at least, but may inform future activities of the Committee.

And if you wish to take part in such responding activities in the future, please consider being nominated in future nomination rounds for committee members, or just tell us as we could use your help informally.