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

Dialectica prize: Social Ontology

dialectica prize 2013: social ontology

For its essay prize 2013 (500 GBP), dialectica 
( submission in the field of social 
ontology, especially on questions of ontological categories and existential 
dependencies, the metaphysics and ontology of economics and economic theories, 
connected issues about intentionality, agency, and responsibility, differences 
between agential and non-agential institutions, and between institutional and 
non-institutional groups. The problems related to these differences involve the 
extent and the role of intentional and causal influences in the genesis, 
continuing existence, agency and "death" of such entities, on one hand, and 
accounting for their normative forces, on the other hand.

To submit your paper, please send it in a format suitable for blind refereeing 
to before the end of November 2013. All submissions 
will be considered submissions to the journal.