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...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD scholarships in philosophy, Bristol (U.K.)

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol invites 
applications for funded PhD research in all areas of philosophy through 
the South, West and Wales Consortium Doctoral Training Programme for the 
Arts and Humanities:

 The department particularly encourages applications in ancient philosophy 
and the history of philosophy, ethics and political philosophy, logic and 
philosophy of mathematics, history and philosophy of science (especially 
philosophy of biology, medicine, psychology and physics), philosophy of 
language, and philosophy of mind.

 We currently host large research projects in Darwinism and the theory of 
rational choice, in epistemic utility theory, and in homotopy type theory. 
The department has a very active research culture and there are many 
regular seminars and events including those organised by the Centre for 
Science and Philosophy (

 For more information about the department and its staff see our webpages:

 The department will be holding an informal open day on Wednesday 18th 
December at Cotham House (address below) from 12.30pm. Those interested in 
applying for a doctorate are welcome to attend if convenient and are 
encouraged to make contact with their potential supervisor or supervisors, 
and/or to contact James Ladyman ( to discuss 
their application.

 The consortium as a whole will have an Open Day on 22 January 2014 at the 
Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol. The deadline for registration for this Open 
Day is 13th January 2014. Full details of the South, West and Wales 
Consortium Doctoral Training Programme can be found at the consortium 

 Professor James Ladyman
 Head of Department
 Department of Philosophy
 University of Bristol
 Cotham House
 Bristol BS66JL
 0117 3310934