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 Scholarship in the Department of Computer Science, University of Hull, UK

To further its research objectives, the Department of Computer Science, University of Hull is 
offering one full PhD Scholarship.
The scholarship will be for one candidate applying for either of the following two projects
(full details are given at ):
         Dependability Analysis and Evolutionary Design of Complex Computing Systems
Supervisor : Professor Yiannis Papadopoulos, Dependable Systems Group
         Self-organisation in a Cognitive Robot within Intelligent Environments
Supervisor : Dr Peter Robinson, Dr Darryl N Davis, Professor Ping Jiang, Intelligent Systems Group
Closing date for applications is 9th August 2013.
The Studentship will start in September 2013 or February 2014.
This full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship will include fees at the home/EU' student rate and 
maintenance (13,590 in 2013/14, subject to final confirmation) for three years, depending 
on satisfactory progress. 

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills 
development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in 
addition to their research degree.

Enquiries may also be made to the two research group coordinators or staff associated with 
the research projects. Information on these may be found at:

Dependable Systems Group at

Intelligent Systems Group at
Enquiries may also be made via email to:

Dr Darryl N. Davis
Director of Research
Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, 
To apply for this post please follow this link and mark your application appropriately: