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

PhD position on scientific reasoning, Tilburg, THE NETHERLANDS

The Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics and Philosophy of Science 
(TiLPS; at Tilburg University invites 
applications for a four-year PhD position (full time), commencing 1 
November 2013.

The successful candidate is expected to work on a topic in philosophy of 
science that relates to scientific reasoning. For more information, follow 
the above link.

The position is open to candidates with a Master's degree in philosophy or 
a related discipline and an interest in working in a very active 
international and interdisciplinary research environment.

The PhD position is fully funded, with a salary increasing from 2.042 Euro 
gross a month in the first year to 2.492 Euro gross a month in the last 

The only way to apply is via the link at the bottom of the vacancy 
description website.

Candidates should supply a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a 
research proposal of 1000--1500 words (excluding references), 
certificates, a transcript of courses taken (including grades) and two 
letters of recommendation. Please merge all documents into a single pdf 

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2013. Informal enquiries may be 
directed to Dr. Jan Sprenger > 
and Prof. Dr. Harry Bunt (head of department,