SGAI

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The Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence

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SGAI, the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence, was founded in June 1980 by Professor Donald Michie, a leading British AI pioneer and a wartime colleague of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park. The Group's mission is: "To foster achievement, capability and awareness in both business and research in Artificial Intelligence, and to promote the interests of the related community". It is one of Europe's longest established groups working to support the community of artificial intelligence developers and users.

SGAI has organised an annual international conference since 1981, as well as colloquia, evening lectures other events of many kinds. It has been a member of ECCAI, the European Co-ordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence since 1992. The group organised the IJCAI conference IJCAI-05 in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2005. All IJCAI proceedings are available online from here.

A substantial proportion of the Group's membership is from industry. It provides a valuable forum in which the academic and industrial AI communities can meet.

The Group covers technical advances in AI technology and shows how this leading edge technology has been applied to solve business problems.

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SGAI EVENTS IN 2014

UK KDD 2014
A one-day conference on Knowledge Discovery in Databases.
Monday June 16th 2014 at the BCS London office from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Real AI 2014
Friday October 10th 2014 at the BCS London Office (near Covent Garden) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is designed to showcase practical applications of artificial intelligence, of particular interest to business and industry.

This year's event includes presentations on

  • Utilizing User Access Patterns in Enterprise Search
  • Can Social Media Analysis Improve Collective Awareness of Climate Change?
  • Using Artificial Intelligence in a planetary lander
  • Real-time Intelligent Trucking
  • Machine Learning and Big Data Visualisation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics

Real AI costs 90 plus 20% VAT (gross 108.00) for BCS members, 100 plus VAT @20% (gross 120.00) for non-members and only 50 plus VAT @20% (gross 60.00) for students, including lunch and refreshments. Group discounts are available.

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AI-2014
Our thirty-fourth annual international conference will be held in Cambridge, England from December 9th-11th 2014.

FAIRS-2014
A one-day training event for AI research students at Peterhouse College, Cambridge on Friday December 12th, the day after AI-2014 ends. This is a free event except for a contribution of 15 (+VAT) towards the cost of refreshments and lunch in the College. Discounts are available for group bookings.


SGAI EVENTS IN 2013

UK KDD 2013
A one-day conference on Knowledge Discovery in Databases.
Tuesday March 26th 2013 at the BCS London office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photographs from UKKDD 2013

Real AI 2013
Monday October 7th 2013 at the BCS London Office (near Covent Garden) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is designed to showcase practical applications of artificial intelligence, of particular interest to business and industry. Click here for full details.

Conversational Agents: Betty and The Narrator
Monday October 7th 2013 at the BCS London Office (near Covent Garden) from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. A demonstration of two innovative Chatbots with a lot of time available to allow attendees to gain hands-on experience with both. Our aim is to allow the maximum number of people to interact both with 'Betty', the reminiscence aid and 'The Narrator', which knows a lot about the history of HMS Ark Royal. Both systems are based on research carried out at Manchester Metropolitan University by Collette Curry and others.

Click here for further details. This is a free event open to all (registration needed).
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There will be refreshments provided from 5 p.m. onwards between the Real AI and the Conversational Agents events.

FAIRS-2013
A one-day training event for AI research students at Peterhouse College, Cambridge on Monday December 9th, the day before AI-2013 starts. This is a free event except for a contribution of 10 (+VAT) towards the cost of refreshments and lunch in the College. Discounts are available for group bookings. Click here for further information.

AI-2013
Our thirty-third annual international conference will be held in Cambridge, England from December 10th-12th 2013. Click here for details.
Please note that it is our strong intention that (as for many previous years) the proceedings of AI-2013 will be published in December, thus meeting the deadline for inclusion in the UK government's Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014).

SGAI EVENTS IN 2012

SGAI EVENTS IN 2011

PUBLICATIONS

EXPERT UPDATE
Expert Update is the Group's own publication. It was originally paper-based but is now fully electronic. The most recent issues include papers from the 11th and 12th UK CBR Workshops.

AI Communications Journal
Downloadable copies of all papers published in the ECCAI journal AI Communications from Volume 10 (1997) onwards are available from the SGAI Members' Area.

DISCOUNTS FOR SGAI MEMBERS

SGAI is a member of ECCAI (the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence) and this entitles our members to substantial discounts on events run by other national AI societies across Europe, as well as by ECCAI itself. For example the ECAI conference ECAI-12 held in Montpellier in August 2012 offered a 100 euro discount on the regular rate and a 30 euro discount on the student rate for members of BCS-SGAI.

Non-BCS-members may wish to join BCS-SGAI just to take advantage of such discounts. This is easy to do by first joining the BCS. Further information is available from here. After joining the parent body, joining SGAI can be done very rapidly via the BCS website.


























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