CFProposal AISB2018

  The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation for Behaviour (AISB) is soliciting proposals for symposia to be held at the AISB 2018 convention.The longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence, A...


Insurance AI Analy...

Insurance AI Analytics Summit, October 9-10, London Join us for Europe’s only AI event dedicated to insurance where 300 attendees will unite from analytics, pricing, marketing, claims and underwriting. You’ll find out how advan...


AISB 2018 Convention

  The longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence, AISB 2018 will be held at the University of Liverpool, chaired by Floriana Grasso and Louise Dennis. As in the past years, AISB 2018 will provide a unique forum for p...


AI Summit London

     The AI Summit London: The World’s Number One AI Event for Business  Date: 9-10 May 2017 Venue: Business Design Centre, London. The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest/number one conference exhibition dedicated to t...


AISB Wired Health

    AISB and WIRED events have partnered to bring together inspirational high-profile speakers. Join hundreds of healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology influencers and leaders at the 4th Annual WIRED Health event, taking pl...


Hugh Gene Loebner

  The AISB were sad to learn last week of the passing of philanthropist and inventor Hugh Gene Loebner PhD, who died peacefully in his home in New York at the age of 74.  Hugh was founder and sponsor of The Loebner Prize, an an...


AI Europe 2016

  Partnership between AISB and AI Europe 2016: Next December 5th and 6th in London, AI Europe will bring together the European AI eco-system by gathering new tools and future technologies appearing in professional fields for th...


AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention (, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid...


Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in the philosophy of causation, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

PhD position in the philosophy of causation

A 3-year PhD position (with possible renewal for an additional year) is 
available in the context of an interdisciplinary project on Boolean causal 
data analysis hosted at the Department of Philosophy of the University of 

The project, which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 
focuses on philosophical and methodological questions in the area of 
Boolean data analysis, which is currently dominated by the method of 
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). In particular, the project aims to 
explore the theoretical foundations of Boolean data analysis and to bring 
Coincidence Analysis (CNA)---a close relative of QCA---from the 
methodological drawing board to effective, flexible, and computer-assisted 
applicability in real-life contexts of causal discovery.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in theoretical analytical 
philosophy, preferably in either the philosophy of science, metaphysics, 
or epistemology. A completed master's degree and an excellent command of 
English are required. French language skills are not necessary. The ideal 
starting date for the position is March 1, 2014. A later date might be 
possible (this should be explicitly requested in the application).

The resulting dissertation should lay the theoretical foundation of 
Boolean causal data analysis, in particular, it should explore and clarify

         * what the metaphysical, conceptual, and epistemic features of the 
Boolean dimensions of causation are,

         * what theory of causation best accounts for the Boolean 

         * for which research contexts the Boolean dimensions are relevant 
(and for which they are not),

         * how Boolean methods as QCA and CNA relate to other methods of 
causal inference, e.g. to Bayes-nets methods.

The gross salary for this position is between CHF 42'000 and CHF 48'000 
per year. The project will be directed by Prof. Michael Baumgartner. 
Additional group members will include an associate on the post-doc level 
as well as a software engineer.

Applications should be sent by e-mail and should include a letter 
explaining the candidate's interest in the position, a CV, copies of 
relevant certificates and diplomas, one letter of reference and the name 
of one further referee, as well as one article- or chapter-length writing 
sample. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 25, 2014.

Applications as well as informal inquiries should be directed by e-mail 
only to Prof. Michael Baumgartner (