General Schwarzkopf should win the Loebner prize.

What is the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and simulation? Ive been pondering this question after reading Introducing AI by Henry Brighton (ISBN1-84046-463-1). The most obvious problem AI faces is that no-one can satisfactorily define intelligence. AI works best in subsets of reality where the rules are precise and there is no room for surprises –…

Attract a simulator

According to the Virginian Pilot on 10 February , US lawmakers have formed a caucus to attract modeling and simulation firms to their districts. In the Orlando (Florida) area the industry has generated 63,000 jobs and $1 billion a year for the state. Locally, the “cottage industry” has created more than 4,000 jobs with an…

On the difference between simulation and reality

Simulation is some form of representation of reality, but we make dangerous assumptions if we talk glibly about “reality”. (The Wachowski brothers films “The Matrix” (etc) suggest that what we know as life is in fact a huge computer game inside which we are all trapped. An Oxford philosopher, Nick Bostrom, has written a critique…

Not just fighter pilots: London bus drivers to train on simulators

London bus drivers will now be trained using a simulator built by Arotech Corporation, through its FAAC subsidiary, for the UK bus company First, in a $700,000 contract. Computer-generated imagery will allow the trainee to see in front and through driving mirrors, and “a realistic… virtual driving world representative of roads in London is being…

UK Sim conference – call for papers

The next annual UKSim conference is on 6-8 April at St Johns College, Oxford. Anyone wanting to submit a paper, please see their call for papers notice on http://ducati.doc.ntu.ac.uk/uksim/uksim05/UKSim2005.htm The deadline is 7 Feb.