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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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research fellow in Natural Language Generation, University of Aberdeen, SCOTLAND


As part of the Aberdeen dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub, we are seeking to appoint a 
postdoctoral research fellow to do research on natural language generation in the MIME project. 
MIME (see http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/mime/ ) investigates ways to underpin reconfigured rural 
emergency response services, by examining how technology could support responders to incidents 
such as road accidents. It is exploring the use of networked monitors to support decision making 
and information management in the management of casualties and the automatic generation of 
handover reports from responders when more expert help arrives. 

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of natural language processing techniques in 
general (at the postgraduate level) and preferably some practical experience with NLG. The 
candidate will have a PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science/ Artificial 
Intelligence or a relevant discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation 
relevant to society and the economy is essential as is the ability to work in a cross-disciplinary 
team including colleagues in computer science and engineering. 

This post is funded by the EPSRC and it is anticipated that the project activities will be 
completed within 9 months of the agreed start date. This appointment will be made subject to the 
usual terms and conditions of employment of the University. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Chris Mellish (c.mellish@abdn.ac.uk) Please note, however, 
that Chris Mellish cannot handle applications sent to him directly.

For more information, or to apply, please go to http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php, select 
external applicants and search for the post with serial number 1277456.