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

PhD student positions in Principles of Brain Computation, Graz, AUSTRIA

We are inviting applications for Phd positions at the Graz University of 
Technology (Faculty for Computer Science) for research on

        Principles of Brain Computation

in the Human Brain Project and in the 
EU-Project BrainScaleS

The Human Brain Project is expected to start on October 1, and our Lab 
will lead research on principles of brain computation in this project. We 
can employ Phd students already now for closely related work in the 
BrainScales project (this project provides intermediate financing until 
the beginning of the Human Brain Project).

The Phd students will investigate computational properties and learning 
features of data-based models for cortical microcircuits, through computer 
simulations and theoretical analysis. Excellent research skills, a genuine 
interest in answering fundamental open questions about information 
processing in the brain, and the capability to work in an 
interdisciplinary research team are expected. Experience in programming, 
computer simulations or data analysis will be helpful.

Applications are invited by students with a master degree in one of the 
areas computer science (especially machine learning, software design, 
large-scale simulations), physics, mathematics, statistics, and 
computational neuroscience. Our doctoral program will lead to a Phd in 
Computer Science.

Please send your CV, information about your grades, and a letter 
describing your scientific interests and goals by March 24 to my assistant 
Regina Heidinger:


It would be helpful if you could include names and email addresses of 
referees, and pdf files of your master thesis and/or other publications.