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...


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...


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...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD Position at Technical University Berlin, Computer Vision and Remote Sensing


PhD Position available at Technical University Berlin, Computer Vision
and Remote Sensing Group

"Object model acquisition and object categorization for damage

Description of scientific project:
Goal of the project is the development methods for automatic object
model generation and object extraction for the acquisition of
geo-information from remote sensing image data. The object models shall
be generated by comparing existing object data given in a geographic
information system (GIS) with remote sensing image data samples.
Applicable methods are for instance patch-based appearance and shape

The project will be carried out in co-operation with several remote
sensing research groups and companies concerned with disaster management
headed by the German Aerospace Research Center DLR as part of the
DeSecure project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and

An ideal candidate should have a Master's or Dipl.-Ing. degree in
computer science, computer engineering or remote sensing with some
previous experience on computer vision, e.g. generic object modeling.
Programming skills (C++, Matlab, etc.) are essential.

Our group is bilingual in German and English with much of the work
taking place in English.

Duration: 3 years
Salary: 0.75 BAT IIa (Berlin)
Deadline for Application: June 10, 2007
Project start: as early as possible

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, documents regarding
academic career, and the names and full contact addresses of one or two
referees. Please send detailed applications by mail to:

Olaf Hellwich, Prof. Dr.-Ing.;
Computer Vision and Remote Sensing, Technical University Berlin
Sekr. FR 3-1, Franklinstr. 28/29, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 314 22796, Fax: +49 30 314 21104,