Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


Erden in AI roundtab...

On Friday 4th September, philosopher and AISB member Dr Yasemin J Erden, participated in an AI roundtable at Second Home, hosted by Index Ventures and SwiftKey.   Joining her on the panel were colleagues from academia and indu...


AISB Convention 2016

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 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


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...


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

Post-Docs & Senior ResearchersDERI Innsbruck

Post-Docs & Senior Researchers

DERI Innsbruck is one of the leading research groups in the area of
Semantic Web technologies with excellent ties to key relevant research
groups worldwide. To strengthen our team we are seeking for a senior
researcher with a strong background in knowledge representation, logics
and formal specification languages. Experience in algorithmic aspects
within these domains are a particular plus for respective candidates.

We expect

** An excellent PhD degree, or equivalent academic degree, in Computer
Science or related disciplines.

** Research interest in at least one of the areas Knowledge
Representation, Logics (e.g. Description Logics, First-order Logics,
Logic Programming), Ontology Languages, or related Semantic Web topics.

** Practical experience in computational aspects of logics and the
construction of respective software systems are a definite plus for

** The willingness to combine formal scientific work with
application-oriented research in projects funded by the European
Commission and national Austrian agencies.

We are looking for individuals who will be able to continue their
existing field of research within our ongoing and new research projects.
The senior positions also include management and supervision
responsibilities for a research unit of up to 6 junior researchers.

We offer

** The stimulating environment of a leading research group in this area

** Excellent ties to research groups worldwide and major IT companies

** Up-to-date infrastructure and resources, including funding for
attending international conferences and training and educational events

For further information regarding this position and DERI, please see We invite you to submit your application to Please include a current resume, a list of publications,
and digital versions of your most relevant works.