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

Research Fellowship in Theory of Computing, Berkeley CA (U.S.A.) & Saarbruecken, GERMANY

Joint Research Fellowships of the

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley
Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

Max Planck Institute offers joint research fellowships with the Simons 
Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, CA, USA. These 
fellowships are a major component of a collaboration between the two 
institutes directed at Theory of Computing and its applications in various 
fields. The fellowship holder will spend one semester (not necessarily the 
first) at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the 
remainder of the fellowship at the Max Planck Institute. For the residence 
at the Simons Institute there is a preference for the research topic to be 
related to a respective half-year research program run at the Simons 
Institute. The research programs for Fall 2013 are "Real Analysis in 
Computer Science" and "Theoretical Foundations of Big Data Analysis," and 
the topics for Spring 2014 are "Algorithms and Models in Evolutionary 
Biology" and "Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity."  Descriptions of these 
programs and other information about the Simons Institute can be found at

Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists at most 
six years after the award of their PhD. Candidates should submit their 
application (curriculum vitae, photograph, list of publications, short 
research plan, argued interest in one or more of the Simons research 
programs, copies of degree certificates, copies of the five most important 
publications, list of three references) as a single PDF file to . The Max Planck Institute particularly 
encourages applications from outstanding women and minority candidates. 
The deadline for receipt of the application is January 15, 2013.