Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


Erden in AI roundtab...

On Friday 4th September, philosopher and AISB member Dr Yasemin J Erden, participated in an AI roundtable at Second Home, hosted by Index Ventures and SwiftKey.   Joining her on the panel were colleagues from academia and indu...


AISB Convention 2016

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 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Bishop and AI news

Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. This view is based on the ideology that all aspects of human mentality will eventually be realised by a program running on a suitable compu...


Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


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...


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

ISRF Independent Scholar Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Social Science,

ISRF Independent Scholar Research Fellowship
Providing Research Support in Interdisciplinary Social Science

The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) wishes to support 
independent-minded researchers to do interdisciplinary work which is 
unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies. It is interested in 
original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new 
solutions, to real world social problems.

The foundation intends to award on a competitive basis, to candidates of 
sufficient merit, up to two Independent Scholar Fellowship grants to 
support original interdisciplinary research, across the range of the 
social sciences, to be held from a start date no later than the end of 
December 2014.

The award is intended to enable the buy-out from current occupation of an 
independent scholar to pursue his/her research full- or part-time (or for 
support if unwaged) for a period of up to 12 months, and will be 
considered to a maximum of 20,000 per successful applicant. The awards 
are not intended to support newly qualified scholars entering the 
post-doctoral stage. Reasonable childcare or other domestic costs may be 

An 'Independent Scholar' is understood as someone, whether or not 
currently in employment, who is engaged on intellectual work of a nature 
and standard comparable to that of a professional academic.

Normally applicants will hold a PhD. Other academic or professional 
qualifications may be considered, along with publications usually in 
peer-reviewed academic journals. Monographs, professional journals and the 
popular media may also be considered.

Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out in the Further 
Particulars (see link below) and show that they meet them. Applicants 
should follow the Application procedure and should present their Proposal 
in the format specified there:

Closing date for applications is 4pm on September 13th 2013.