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 student position in philosophy of simulation, Stuttgart, GERMANY

A full-time PhD position (salary TV-L 13, 50%) in Philosophy of Simulation 
is available at the Institute for Philosophy 
University of Stuttgart (, commencing September 15 or 
October 1 2013.

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 position is funded by and placed within the Cluster of Excellence 
Simulation Technology ( for an initial period 
of three years. The successful candidate is expected to become a member of 
the SimTech Graduate School and conduct research in the area of philosophy 
of computer simuations, especially with regard to philosophy of science 
and epistemology. Prior knowledge in the following fields is appreciated 
but not mandatory: computer science, mathematics, visualization, cognitive 
science, pedagogy, media- and communication science.  A strong interest in 
interdisciplinary collaboration and a solid philosophical background, 
however, are prerequisites for a successful application.

Candidates should supply a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, 
certificates, a transcript of courses taken and two letters of 
recommendation. Please merge all documents into a single pdf file.

The deadline for applications is August 20 2013. Applications as well as 
informal enquiries may be directed to Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Pompe-Alama: