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...


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

Faculty Position(s) in Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA

The Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks applicants for a 
full-time tenured or tenure-track professor, with expertise in one of more of the following six 
areas:  (1) computational linguistics; (2) cognitive neuroscience; (3) cognitive psychology; (4) 
semantic science & technology; (5) cognitive robotics; and (6) AI/CogSci & music.  The present ad 
is part of a faculty-expansion initiative under the general area of Immersive Intelligent Learning 
Environments (see
environments) .
The Department of Cognitive Science has particular strength in computational cognitive science/
modeling, human-level artificial intelligence, and perception and action, with very high annual 
research expenditures, a vibrant graduate program offering dedicated MS and PhD degrees in 
Cognitive Science, and three BS degrees:  Cognitive Science, Philosophy, and Psychology.
A PhD degree or foreign degree equivalent is required at the time of appointment.  A successful 
candidate must show evidence of successful sponsored research, teaching, and service to the 
profession (present and/or future, depending on rank).  Teaching opportunities will be at the 
undergraduate and graduate level.  Successful senior candidates will have an established ongoing 
sponsored-research program in an area of specialty, and contribute to curriculum development 
within the department and interdisciplinary programs within the School of Humanities, Arts, and 
Social Sciences and the institute.
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation's oldest technological university.
With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and 
around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor's, master's, and 
doctoral levels.  Rensselaer is located in Troy, New York, the heart of the