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Machine Behaviour unveiled in Nature

Understanding the behavior of AI systems is essential to our ability to control their actions, reap their benefits, and minimize their harms, says Iain Couzin in a new Nature paper.

Swarm research in Science

Work published today by the group of Clemens Bechinger reveals a much simpler and remarkably robust rule with which individuals spontaneously form a stable group: It only requires that individuals have a forward and long range vision, a basic ability of many living organisms.

Three HFSP grants awarded

Projects by three researchers in the Centre for Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, Dina Dechmann, Alex Jordan and Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, have been selected for prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program Grants - representing almost 10% of the 34 total projects selected in the global competition.

How to tame a fox

Lee Alan Dugatkin to present critically-acclaimed popular science book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)” at the University of Konstanz.

Collective behaviour wins major grant

Funding awarded through the German Excellence Strategy will create a world-leading centre for collective behaviour at the University of Konstanz.

Collective Behaviour and the Future of Europe

Collective behaviour expert Iain Couzin is to participate in a high-level roundtable, alongside the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, to set out policy recommendations prior to the election of a new European Parliament in 2019.

ICARUS unfolds its wings

On August 15, two Russian cosmonauts unfolded the ICARUS antenna on the International Space Station, ushering in a new era for the science of animal migration