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 scholarships in Neurophilosophy, Munich, GERMANY

PhD-scholarships in Neurophilosophy

 The Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN) at LMU Munich invites 
applications for several PhD scholarships in Neurophilosophy. The GSN is 
the teaching entity for the Munich Center of Neurosciences - Brain & Mind 
(MCN). Through creating an interdisciplinary network of research the GSN 
provides a stimulating environment for students and faculty to produce 
novel formulations of current concepts and theories.

 Successful applicants will be affiliated with the Research Center for 
Neurophilosophy and Ethics of Neurosciences at the GSN. We especially 
encourage projects in the following areas:

  philosophy of cognitive neuroscience (explanation, reduction)

  philosophy and cognitive science of agency (mental causation, free will, 
moral psychology, abilities)

  philosophy and cognitive science of reasoning (e.g. deductive and 
non-deductive reasoning, logic and neural networks, decision making)

  ethics of neuroscience (research ethics, enhancement)

   In each application round we encourage applications in focus areas in 
order to build

 small research groups. In the 2013/14 round the focus areas are:

  reasoning and decision making (esp. deductive and non-deductive 
reasoning in science and ordinary life, individual and collective decision 

  human agency (esp. mental causation, complex action, multi-tasking, 
attention, reductive and non-reductive explanation of agency