Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


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Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


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Erden in AI roundtab...

On Friday 4th September, philosopher and AISB member Dr Yasemin J Erden, participated in an AI roundtable at Second Home, hosted by Index Ventures and SwiftKey.   Joining her on the panel were colleagues from academia and indu...


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AISB Convention 2016

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 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


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Bishop and AI news

Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. This view is based on the ideology that all aspects of human mentality will eventually be realised by a program running on a suitable compu...


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Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


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Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Funded PhD Opportunities in Robotics, Sheffield Centre for Robotics


EPSRC DTG Studentships
The Sheffield Centre for Robotics (www.scentro.ac.uk) are allocating an EPSRC Doctoral Training 
Grant (DTG) studentship for 2012/13. This studentship provides standard research council support 
(home fees plus maintenance of 13,590 per year) for 3.5 years.

Support is potentially available in any area of robotics, and the award will be made to a strong 
student whose skills, enthusiasm and expertise can be matched to a suitable supervisory team.  
Applicants should indicate general areas in robotics in which they would like to pursue research, 
please see the SCentRo website (www.scentro.ac.uk) for ideas of current areas of interest.  It 
is expected that the successful applicant will be co-supervised by two University of Sheffield 
departments.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2012 ARE NOW OPEN

Applications Process
The closing date for applications is 20 July 2012.

Applications should be made using the Universitys postgraduate admissions form available at 
http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply, indicating clearly that funding is sought 
from the Sheffield Centre for Robotics EPSRC DTG award.

For details of the EPSRC eligibility requirements go to 
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/students/Pages/eligibility.aspx .

For further information please contact either Josie Cassidy j.cassidy@sheffield.ac.uk 
(Psychology postgraduate secretary) or Soo Vinnicombe s.m.vinnicombe@sheffield.ac.uk .