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: 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...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

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


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:

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.