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

2-year MPhil (Master of Philosophy) Programme, University of Aberdeen, UK

2-year MPhil (Master of Philosophy) Programme at the University of Aberdeen, UK 

The successful applicant will explore scenarios involving a tight coupling between conceptual 
knowledge captured in ontologies, and the more diverse world of intelligent systems (which 
incorporate a variety of computational paradigms). The project will explore several ways in 
which computation and knowledge can be more effectively integrated with a view to support 
various activities of software and knowledge engineering. The successful applicant will have 
a first or upper second class degree (or equivalent) in Computing Science or Artificial 
Intelligence, along with knowledge of Semantic Web and Knowledge Representation; the person 
will be a competent programmer, and have experience of using Java. Please note that this is
a 24 month Master of Philosophy programme and NOT a 36 month Doctor of Philosophy programme. 
Some support will be provided to allow attendance at meetings in both years. Appropriate 
Computer equipment will be provided. The successful applicant will be expected to commence 
studies on 1 October 2013. More information and on-line application available at

Application Deadline: 28 August 2013