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...


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AISB Convention 2014

AISB-50: a convention commemorating both 50 years since the founding of the society for the study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (the AISB) and sixty years since the death of Alan Turing, founding fathe...


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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...


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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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Lighthill Debates

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


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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.