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

10 fully-funded PhD studentships, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited for up to ten fully-funded PhD studentships in the School of Computer 
Science at the University of Nottingham, starting on 1st October 2014.
The topics for the studentships are open, but should relate to the interests of one of the Schools 
research groups: Agents Lab; Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning; Computer Vision Lab; 
Functional Programming Lab; Intelligent Modelling and Analysis; Mixed Reality Lab; Networked 

The studentships are for three years and include a stipend of 13,726 per year and tuition fees, 
and are available to students of any nationality.  Applicants are normally expected to have a 
first-class Undergraduate or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, and 
should discuss their interest and obtain the support of a potential supervisor in the School 
before applying. Informal enquiries may be addressed to

 Closing date for applications: 10th January 2014.

 To apply, please submit the following items by email to

 (1) a brief covering letter that describes your reasons for wishing to pursue a PhD, any ideas you have regarding possible areas or topics, and the name of a potential supervisor;
 (2) a copy of your CV, including your actual or expected degree class(es), and results of all University examinations;
 (3) an example of your technical writing, such as a project report or dissertation;
 (4) contact details for two academic referees.

 More information is available from: