Bishop and AI news

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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...


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

Faculty staff positions, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

The Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University  
prides itself on its record of innovative development and understanding of technology to better 
the condition of individuals and society. We seek more than one new faculty member who will 
continue and broaden this tradition, through a program of cutting-edge research into the theory, 
substance, methods, and/or applications of HCI. Applicants are welcome from the diverse backgrounds
that will further our goal. What is required is a strong record of research and teaching and the 
desire to work with our eminent faculty toward the HCII's goals. We expect to hire at the assistant
professor level but will consider more senior candidates as well. 

In addition to the positions described above, we are also searching for a faculty member to hold a 
dual appointment between the HCII and Carnegie Mellons Entertainment Technology Center. The ETC 
( founded by Randy Pausch and Don Marinelli in
1998 as a joint program between the College of Fine Arts and the School of Computer Science) is 
focused on interactive entertainment across a variety of fields with the goal of designing 
experiences that educate, engage and inspire. Together, we seek a faculty member with a strong 
record of research, development and teaching in transformational games for social and educational 
impact. The successful candidate for this faculty position will hold a joint appointment at the 
HCII and the ETC. 

The application process: 

Applications must be in PDF format and
include (1) curriculum vitae, (2) research and teaching interest statements, (3) 1-3 representative
papers, and (4) the names and email addresses of three or more individuals who have been asked to 
provide letters of reference. In addition, applicants should arrange for reference letters to be 
sent directly to the Faculty Search Committee at . The Search 
Committee will not directly request letters. Please reference the HCII in your cover letter for the
general position, and HCII/ETC for the joint position. 

Applications and references should be submitted via email to: 
. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applications 
should indicate citizenship and, for non-US citizens, current visa status. 

The HCII will begin reviewing
applications on November 1st, 2012.

Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to 
excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and 
other under-represented groups. CMU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is 
dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies.