I am a computer scientist researching and teaching in artificial intelligence, and a bit about dog cognition. My family, friends and dog have my devotion. Reading is a long-life addiction for me, with a preference for scifi and fantasy. Sculpting in clay and doing heavy garden work is my way of reducing brain activity. American Kenpo Karate has taught me some much needed lessons of how to deal with human behaviour. Dogs and horses have taught me some much needed lessons about myself and inspire me in my work towards artificial intelligence and in particular to interactive intelligence.