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

1y assistant professorship in philosophy, Kalamazoo MI (U.S.A.)

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Kalamazoo, MI. WMU seeks applications for a 
one-year term assistant professor appointment in the Department of 
Philosophy with a start date of Fall 2013.  AOS/AOC:  open.  The 
department expects that the successful candidate will teach a graduate 
seminar in his or her area of expertise; undergraduate courses will 
include critical thinking, and might include metaphysics, ancient 
philosophy, philosophy of language, and/or philosophy of mind.  WMU?s 
Department of Philosophy ( is broadly analytic in 
focus, with an undergraduate major and a highly regarded M.A. program. 
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU 
among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research 
universities with high research activity.  Western Michigan University is 
an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer consistent with 
applicable federal and state law. Applications must go to  Online applications should 
include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, 
writing sample and, if available, teaching evaluations.  Transcripts and 
three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Dr. Marc 
Alspector-Kelly, Chair, Department of Philosophy; 3004 Moore Hall, Western 
Michigan University; Kalamazoo, MI 49008.  Questions may be directed by 
email to or by phone to (269) 387-4390.  Review of 
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position 
is filled.