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

Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer Science, various IBM Labs (WORLDWIDE),

IBM Research announces the 2013 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral 
Fellowship in Computer Science and Computer Engineering in memory of Dr. 
Josef Raviv.

IBM will offer one postdoctoral fellowship to a recent Ph.D. who shows 
exceptional promise for a research career in computer science or computer 
engineering. The fellowship will be for one year, with an opportunity for 
IBM to renew for an additional year conditional on funding availability. 
The stipend will be highly competitive, and will include reasonable moving 
and travel expenses. A candidate must have received a Ph.D. degree between 
January 2009 and August 2013.

Depending on proposed collaborations, the Fellow will spend most of 
his/her time at one of IBM?s worldwide research laboratories. The Fellow 
will be free to follow his/her own research interests, but is expected to 
work closely with other IBM researchers. Applicants are encouraged to 
identify IBM Research groups working in their area of interest.

Application deadline:  January 6, 2013

Please submit the following documents via email to

 Resume (include contact e-mail, postal address, phone number).

 Thesis summary (one-page maximum).

 Research proposal (no more than two pages).

 Indicate the proposed lab. If you know of a specific group(s) which you 
would like to join and/or researcher(s) you would like to work with, 
indicate that as well. If there are multiple groups, list at most three.

 Reprint of applicant's most significant research publications.

 Three (3) reference letters, including one from the Ph.D. thesis 
advisor. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders to

Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2013. The fellowship begins in 
early September, unless another date is agreed upon.