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

Postdoc or research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's ArticuLab, USA

The ArticuLab at Carnegie Mellon University (with affiliations to the 
Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Language Technologies 
Institute at CMU) is launching a new project in automatic assessment and 
generation of human-agent social behaviors to improve learning.  We are 
looking for a highly motivated and outstanding research scientist or 
post-doctoral scholar with experience in Embodied Conversational Agents 
/ Intelligent Virtual Agents to research and implement new architectures 
for agents that can engage in relationships with students in the service 
of learning. The ideal candidate will have a background in AI, natural 
language generation, multi-agent architectures, dialogue systems, and/or 
machine learning.  Experience implementing or working with architectures 
that handle planning and generation of verbal as well as nonverbal 
behaviors is preferred. Experience with tutoring systems and learner 
models is also a plus. General information about the ArticuLab, directed 
by Dr. Justine Cassell, can be found at:

   The position is available beginning on January 1st and will continue 
for at least one year. Renewal is contingent on performance and 
availability of funding.

 Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three 
reference letters before December 1, 2013. Please send electronic 
documents to Evelyn Yarzebinski: