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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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Visiting Assistant Professorship in medieval philosophy / epistemology / logic, Asheville NC (U.S.A)


The Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville 
is seeking a Visiting faculty member at the assistant professor level, for 
the academic year 2013-14 (with the possibility of renewal for one year). 
AOS: Medieval philosophy broadly construed and epistemology; AOC: Logic 
and critical thinking. Applicants should have a wide range of intellectual 
interests; a dedication to teaching excellence; an appropriate level of 
professional activity, and enthusiasm in program building. Ability to 
offer courses in Jewish and Islamic philosophies would be a plus. Teaching 
load: 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be 
expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary Humanities Program and 
Liberal Arts requirements of the university.  The department is interested 
in someone who can help diversify its current curriculum and who has a 
demonstrated strong commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion 
broadly within the academic setting. UNC Asheville, located in the Blue 
Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, is the designated public 
liberal arts institution of the University of North Carolina system, 
committed to quality student-centered teaching, student-teacher 
interaction, and mentoring of students in undergraduate scholarship and 
service, within an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed 
to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and 
student body as part of its liberal arts mission.  UNCA is an Equal 
Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualifications: PhD in 
Philosophy at time of appointment; evidence of successful college-level 
teaching; excitement and willingness to commit to active engagement in 
departmental and university wide activities. Candidates should send 
electronic submission of letter of application, cv, letters of 
recommendation and statement of teaching philosophy with ?PHILOSOPHY 
search? on the subject line to Jo Steininger, (Philosophy Department 
Assistant), jsteinin@unca.edu. Review of applications will begin 
immediately until the closing date of May 15, 2013 or until the position 
is filled. Follow us at http://philosophy.unca.edu/