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

PhD student positions in language, cognition or computation, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/postgraduate/research-degrees/phd


The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh invites
applications for three-year PhD studentships starting in September 2013. Approximately 8 studentships
from a variety of sources are available, covering maintenance at the research council rate of 
around GBP 13500 per year, plus tuition fees. Applicants should have a good honours degree or 
equivalent in computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science, computer science, 
or a related discipline.

For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a selection of potential PhD 
topics, please consult the ILCC website at http://www.ilcc.inf.ed.ac.uk/. Details regarding the PhD
programme and the application procedure can be found at:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/postgraduate/research-degrees/phd

Please direct further inquiries to Henry Thompson ht@inf.ed.ac.uk, the ILCC PhD admissions coordinator.

In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications (including all supporting documents) 
need to be received by December 14, 2012.