SGAI: The Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence
|SGAI is the British national AI society. It is part of the British
Computer Society and has been a member of EurAi, the European Association for Artificial
Intelligence (formerly ECCAI), since 1992. SGAI was founded in 1980
by British AI pioneer Donald Michie and has played a substantial role in
the development of the field in Britain for over 40 years.
It is probably best known for its long-running annual series of international
conferences (AI-200x) held in Cambridge each December and as the host of
the annual BCS prize competition for ‘Progress towards Machine Intelligence’.
SGAI acted as the national host for the world's major AI conference, IJCAI-05,
in Edinburgh in August 2005, thus returning IJCAI to Britain for the first
time since 1971.
- Chair of SGAI, the
British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence, which
is a member of EurAi, the
European Association for Artificial Intelligence.
- Technical programme chair for many in the annual series of SGAI international
conferences AI-20xx. In recent years
these have been held at Peterhouse College, Cambridge in December.
- Co-organiser of the British Computer Society Prize (competition) for Machine
- List Owner for Artificial Intelligence List Server (AI-SGES).
Free membership is open to all.