Big Data & AI World

I will be chairing the Keynote Theatre on Day 1 of Big Data & AI World in March at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London. on Day 2 he will be part of a panel on Putting AI into Practice and also holding a keynote on responsible systems design.

Mitsuku wins 2019 Loebner Prize and Best Overall Chatbot at AISB X

For the fourth consecutive year, Steve Worswick’s Mitsuku has won the Loebner Prize for the most humanlike chatbot entry to the contest. This is the fifth time that Steve has won the Loebner Prize. The Loebner Prize is the world’s longest running Turing-Test competition and has been organised by AISB, the world’s oldest AI society, since 2014. For the first time this year, the chatbot contest was embedded in a public-outreach event AISBX: Creativity Meets Economy, that was held at the Computational Foundry on Swansea University’s Bay Campus from 12-15 September and attracted over 300 visitors.


The event combined workshops on chatbots for over 200 school children from 6 schools in South Wales with a public art exhibition, a chatbot exhibition, and a work programme on conversational AI systems attended by an international audience from the USA, Jersey, and the UK. The chatbot exhibition showed 17 conversational AIs by developers from countries such as Switzerland, Vietnam, USA, The Netherlands, Poland, UK, Jersey, Italy, and Spain. The art exhibition showed fascinating pieces and installations from international artists John Gerrard, Gene Kogan, Daniel Berio, Simon Colton, Cuan McMurrough, and From digital graffiti, synthesised news headlines, and thought-provoking works on climate and embodiment, the exhibition achieved its aim of instigating discussions amongst the audience and the organisers of the event that was co-funded by CHERISH.DE and AISB.

Panelist at TFM 2017

On 27 September I will be one of the panelists at the Technology for Marketing conference held at the Olympia in London. We will be discussing the role of AI in marketing. Here are the details the panel:


  • Jeremy Waite, Evangelist, IBM Watson
  • Parry Malm, CEO, Phrasee
  • Tom Smith, Senior Manager, Product Marketing EMEA, Salesforce
  • Berndt Müller, Chair, AISB (Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour)

Moderated by:

Roland van Breukelen, Director Customer Engagement & Commerce, SAP Hybris

LAM’12 deadline approaching

The 5th International Workshop on Logics, Agents, and Mobility (LAM’12) will be held at the University of Hamburg in conjunction with the 33rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency.

The deadline for submission of papers (including work-in-progress reports and surveys) is 15 April 2012.

Submissions should not exceed 15 pages, preferably using the LaTeX article or LNCS class. The following formats are accepted: PDF, PS.

Please send your submission electronically via the EasyChair-LAM’12 site.

Find out more about LAM’12 and the LAM workshop series at

Guest Editor for Fundamenta Informaticae

Fundamenta Informaticae will publish a special issue dedicated to the best papers of LAM’10 and LAM’11. The issue is scheduled for Autumn 2012 and will contain extended and revised versions of papers presented at the workshops as well as other original work related to Agents, Logics, and Mobility.

I will act as guest editor for this issue with co-editor Melvin Fitting. The official call for papers will be issued later this month.