Mark Bishop

Mark Bishop is professor of Cognitive Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and former chair of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB). He has published widely in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Computing.

He is currently working at Tunsten Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics, a new commercial research project to develop a fully functional state-of-the art spend analytics system. Research includes:

  • Semantics
  • Automatic ontology generation
  • Trend analysis: prediction of future price fluctuations

Publications and seminars


  • COGS Seminar, University of Sussex, UK, (February 2010).
  • Mechanical Bodies, Mythical Minds, Middlesex University (October 2008), Hertfordshire University (October 2008), UK Cybernetics Society, Kings College (July 2007), Oxford Brookes University (April 2004), The Whitehead Lectures on Cognition, Computing & Creativity, Goldsmiths (November 2004), Warwick University (January 2004), Exeter University (February 2003)
  • Cry robot: the crocodile tears of a computing machine, Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems, University of Warwick, UK, (December 2007).
  • An Introduction to Stochastic Diffusion Processes, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, (January 2007).
  • An Introduction to Search and Optimisation using Stochastic Diffusion Processes, Department of Computing, University of Essex, UK, (February 2004).
  • Society Rules: the role of Stochastic Diffusion Processes in Cognition, Computation & Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London, (May 2003).
  • Dancing with Pixies: strong Artificial Intelligence & panpsychism, IBM Hursley Institute of Technology, Winchester (July 2003), Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London (November 2001), Queen Mary College, University of London (March 2001), University of Oxford (November 2000), University of Reading Public Lecture Program, (October 2000).
  • Stochastic Diffusion Process: self organisation, search & intelligence, University of Cardiff (November 2001), University of York (March 2001), University of Kent (March 2001) and Imperial College, London, (November 1999)
  • Redcar Rocks: Strong artificial intelligence and panpsychism, McKay Institute of Communication & Neuroscience, University of Keele (June 1999).


  • Philosophy of the Information and Computing Sciences, The Lorentz, Leiden, Netherlands
  • 8th Annual Hatter Lecture, Zombie Robots & Killer Droids, ORT Seminars on Robotics & Technology, ORT House Camden (October 2009).
  • Symposium on Human and Robot, 39th International Symposium for Robotics, ISR 2008, COEX Convention Center in Seoul, Korea (October 2008).
  • Debate on Machine Consciousness, IEE Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive System, Stirling (August 2004).


  • Talk on Philosophy of Information, Lorentz Centre, Leiden University, Holland, (February 2010).
  • Seminars on the Chinese room, Microsoft Research, Seattle, USA, (2002).
  • The Restaurant Game, Alexandria University, EGYPT, (1997).
  • A Tutorial on Weightless Neural Networks, Alexandria University, EGYPT, (1997).