Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Fully Funded PhD Positions in AI, Edinburgh,SCOTLAND


Contact: a.bundy@ed.ac.uk

I have funding for a UK-fundable PhD studentship, in one of two areas, to start in September 2014.

The two research areas are:

*  The Reformation Algorithm for Conceptual Change in Knowledge Representation

    Reformation is a new, general-purpose algorithm for conceptual change in ontologies and 
other logical theories. It uses a modified unification algorithm to either blocked unwanted 
inferences or unblock wanted, but failed ones. It suggests changes to the language of the ontology.

*  Guesstimation: Mining the Web to Infer Approximate Answers to Numerical Questions

    Guesstimation is the technique of estimating approximate answers to numerical questions. 
GORT is an interactive guesstimation web service that combines proof planning (to work out what 
information must be combined to answer a question) with Semantic Web search (to find this 
information). It has been applied, for instance, to guesstimate questions about renewable energy, 
e.g., How much would it cost to meet the UKs entire electricity requirements from solar panels?.
 

    More information on these two projects, including how to apply, can be found by following the links above.

    Full funding of fees and maintenance is available for UK-fundable students, i.e., either UK 
national,  EU national who has been resident in the UK for 3 years, or Non-EU students with 
permanent residency or citizenship in addition to having ordinarily lived in the UK/EU for three 
years (not including for study purposes). The deadline for applications is 16th February. 

    If you are interested in one of these PhD positions and would like to find out more, please 
contact me at a.bundy@ed.ac.uk asap.