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

Postdoctoral position in ceteris paribus conditions, Cologne, GERMANY

The Chair of Philosophy of Science (Professor Andreas Httemann) at the 
University of Cologne seeks applications for the following 2-year 
position, which is part of the research group: Explanation and Causation 
(FOR 1063), which is financed by the DFG (Deutsche 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/in) (TVL 13) in 
fulltime position

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the project 
"Ceteris-paribus conditions and macro-Iaws", which is part of the research 
group. The candidate will partake in all of the research group's academic 
activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and financial support. 
The research group helps its researchers with the costs that arise from 
attending conferences (fees, traveling, accommodation). Information about 
the research group's activities can be found at: There is the possibility, though no 
obligation, to do some teaching in either English or German. The position 
is open for candidates with a PhD in philosophy (preferably philosophy of 
science). The position should be taken up by October 1, 2013, but a later 
starting date may also be possible. The University of Cologne is an equal 
opportunity employer in compliance with the German disability law. 
Applications from women and disabled persons are particularly welcome. 
Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, 
one's academic back- ground and research interests, CV, list of 
publications, 3 samples of written work, and a 3-page description of a 
planned research project) should be send electronically to (until the 
August 10, 2013):

Prof. Dr. Andreas Httemann Universitt zu Kln Philosophisches Seminar 
Albertus Magnus Platz 50923 Kln Germany

Job-interviews will be held from the 19th to the 24th of August 2013.