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...


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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 ...

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 Master's programme in Philosophy, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS

At the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, we offer an 
advanced Research Master?s program, entirely in English. Applications for 
the 2013-2014 academic year are now welcome.

The program covers all areas of strength of the Faculty, which include: 
epistemology, logic, philosophy of science, argumentation, philosophy of 
mind; ethics; political, social and cultural philosophy; history of 
philosophy, especially Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern. For a list 
of current faculty, see here:

The program has two very attractive features from a practical point of 

Partial Funding as a TA. All students are given the opportunity to act as 
Teaching Assistants (TA) at the undergraduate courses offered by the 
Faculty, and receive a remuneration of around EUR 400 per month for their 
work as TA?s. This means that all students in the program are offered 
partial funding.

Fully Funded PhD positions. Every year, the three best students graduating 
from the program are offered fully funded PhD positions at the Faculty for 
a period of three years. Hence, the program offers ideal conditions for 
those wishing to pursue a research career in philosophy.

The Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen is consistently rated as the best 
in the Netherlands both for research and for teaching, and is widely 
regarded as one of the main centers for analytic philosophy in Continental 
Europe. It offers a lively, international environment in one of the most 
pleasant university towns of Northern Europe. See the promotional video 

For further questions, please write to c.dutilh.novaes [at]