AISB Convention 2015

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral positions in Computer Science, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

A number of postdoctoral positions are becoming available at the Computing Science department of 
the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). The jobs are advertised at (look 
under Computer Science) and (external applicants). These 
vacancies are associated with two projects that were recently funded by the EPSRC. They could be 
filled by a computationally oriented logician interested in natural language. If you wish to apply, 
you should do so via (external applicants)

-- One project is named SASSY (Scrutable Autonomous Systems). The project will investigate 
argumentation-based techniques for distributed planning, coupled with Natural Language Generation 
techniques for presenting and explaining computer-generated plans. The project is still looking 
for candidates to fill two of the postdoctoral positions on this project, one of which will work on
the mapping from logical formulas and proofs to English text. For information, send email to Kees 
van Deemter at The reference number of the job
is NCS017R, closing date 29 June. There is a possibility that this deadline may be extended slightly.

-- The other project is named WhatIf. The project links formal ontologies in Description Logic 
with dialogue, aiming to give users who are not logicians an understanding of the effects that 
possible changes to the ontologies (e.g., the addition of a concept or an axiom) would have (e.g.,
a contradiction may arise). We are interested in recruiting someone with interests in dialogue 
and/or NLG. If you'd like to talk about the project, send email to Chris Mellish at or Jeff Pan at
 or Kees van Deemter at

The reference number of the job is NCS14R, 
closing date 28 Jun