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Connection Science

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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...


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

Lectureship in Logic and Metaphysics (Philosophy), London (U.K.)

Lecturer in Philosophy
 Birkbeck College, University of London -Academic

 We seek to appoint three Lecturers in Philosophy with outstanding teaching 
and research ability and potential, you will be able to substantially add 
to the Departments existing teaching portfolio. The successful candidates 
will have expertise in any area of philosophy; in particular we encourage 
applications where the specialism is within some area of the History of 
Philosophy, including Ancient Philosophy and the areas of Logic and 

 You will be able to offer research supervision up to doctoral level in 
your area of specialization; contribute teaching to undergraduate and 
postgraduate taught courses; and add to the existing research strengths of 
the Department.

 It is expected that you have a PhD in a relevant subject area or be very 
close to completion. It is desirable that you have some experience of 
teaching at degree level. Effective communication skills are essential, as 
are willingness and competence in carrying out the duties of the 
Department in a timely and efficient manner.

 This is a permanent post, open-ended contract.

 Salary: 34,650 rising to 39,667 per annum inclusive of London Allowance 
(Lecturer A)

40,762 rising to 48,059 per annum inclusive of London Allowance 
(Lecturer B)

 For full details, or to apply, please visit and enter 
the reference number. If you have difficulties accessing this site, please 
e-mail, citing the reference in the subject 

 The closing date for completed applications is misnight 3 February 2014.

 Presentations to the Department, and interviews, are expected to take 
place from 5 March to 10 March 2014.

 Informal inquiries about this post may be directed to the Assistant Dean 
of the Department of Philosophy, Professor Hallvard Lillehammer,

 Birkbeck is committed to providing the highest quality academic and 
working environment where all staff, students, visitors and contractors 
are employed, welcomed, respected and treated in a consistent and 
non-discriminatory manner. This approach will be applied irrespective of 
race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or faith, 
political belief and social status.