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 Intelligent User Interfaces, University of Aberdeen, SCOTLAND


We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of intelligent user 
interfaces. The research fellow will contribute mainly to two projects in the Aberdeen dot.rural 
Digital Economy Research Hub. These are a project (CURIOS) allowing people to explore the cultural 
heritage of a rural community and a project (MinkApp) to motivate volunteer wildlife observers by 
giving imaginative feedback on their observations. In both of these, initial work has developed 
basic interfaces using natural language generation (NLG) to create material to be shown to users. 
However, further work is needed to embed this within more sophisticated interfaces, make 
refinements and to evaluate the use of these interfaces with users. 


The successful candidate will have experience designing, building and evaluating user interfaces, 
knowledge of the principles of human factors and HCI, knowledge of natural language processing 
techniques and an interest in working on natural language generation. 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 social 
sciences. Good ability to read and write in more than one natural language would be an advantage. 
As this post is externally funded it is available for a period of two years but cannot extend 
beyond the end of September 2014.


To get 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 1275291. For more information, 
please email Chris Mellish at c.mellish@abdn.ac.uk (please note that Chris Mellish cannot process 
applications sent to him directly).