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

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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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

Stipendiary Lectureship in Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford (U.K.)

Merton College, Oxford
Salary 13,789 p.a.

Merton College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy 
for one year commencing on 1 October 2013.

The main duties of the post will be: to teach undergraduates reading 
Philosophy for six hours per week in full term and to assist in the 
co-ordination of the subjects involving Philosophy in the College.

The successful candidate will have completed or be about to complete a 
doctorate in Philosophy in a topic relevant to the teaching range required 
of this post holder.  This will include at least two and preferably more 
of the following papers: Elementary Logic and General Philosophy for Mods 
and Prelims; Ethics, History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant, and 
Philosophy of Mind, all for Finals.  The ability to provide effective 
tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further 
particulars which also contain details on how to apply.  These are 
available at or from the 
Academic Administrator, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD (e-mail:

The closing date for applications is noon on 5 April 2013.  Interviews 
will be held in College on 25 April 2013.

The Lecturer will be entitled to free meals.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.