Yasemin Erden on BBC

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AISB Convention 2014

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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...


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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  


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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in logic and rational choice, Bayreuth, GERMANY


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth invites 
applications for one PhD position (3 years, E13 TV Z, 0.5 FTE) starting 
from 01 April 2014 or soon after. The Department is a rapidly growing 
research and teaching environment at the intersection of Philosophy and 
Economics and offers excellent career development opportunities. For 
further details please visit www.pe.uni-bayreuth.de.

 The successful applicant will conduct his or her doctoral research under 
the supervision of Prof. Olivier Roy. The applicant will be required to 
undertake a small amount of teaching in accord with the Bavarian Higher 
Education Law (BayHSchG). We encourage applications in the following 
areas:

 - Philosophical Logic (especially epistemic logic or deontic logic)
 - Rational Choice Theory (especially foundations of decision and game theory)
 - Philosophy of Action and Meta-Ethics (especially theories of rationality
 and normativity)

 The list is not exhaustive. Excellent projects in related areas will also be
 considered.

 Applicants should have advanced training in philosophy (typically a Master
 degree) or in a discipline closely related to philosophy. Projects involving
 computer science or economics are very welcome.

 Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a two-page outline of their
 proposed PhD research project, BA and MA degree certificates and
 transcripts, and two academic letters of reference. The complete application
 package, excluding the letters of reference, should be submitted as a single
 PDF file. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Secretarial
 Administrator for the Department of Philosophy, Miss. Sonja Weber
 (Sonja.weber@uni-bayreuth.de) by 15 January 2014. The letters of references
 should be sent separately by their author, also to Miss. Sonja Weber.

 For further information about the post, the P&E programmes, professional
 opportunities, and the Department of Philosophy, please contact Prof.
 Olivier Roy by e-mail: olivier.roy@uni-bayreuth.de.

 The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and aims to
 increase the number of female faculty members. Applications from female
 candidates are, therefore, explicitly encouraged. The University of Bayreuth
 was accredited as a Family Friendly University by the Hertie Foundation in
 2010. Persons with disabilities will be given priority if equally qualified.