Dr. Brendan Rooney and Dr. Grainne Kirwan presented research findings at the AISB (Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) and IACAP (International Association for Computing and Philosophy) World Congress in Birmingham on 2nd-6th July. This Congress had a particular focus on the life and work of Alan Turing, to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
Grainne Kirwan presented work completed by Andrew Power and herself on Trust, Ethics and Legal Aspects of Social Computing as part of a symposium on Social Computing, Social Cognition, Social Networks and Multi-agent Systems. This paper examined the legal and social aspects of crime and governance in online virtual worlds.
Brendan Rooney and Grainne Kirwan presented a paper examining the portrayal of intelligence and emotion in science fiction films and television series as part of a symposium on the influence of Turing on the arts.
Information on the AISB/IACAP World Congress is available at http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/turing12/index.php
Story submitted by:Dr. Gráinne Kirwan
13 July 2012