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

Analysis Studentship 2014/15 in Philosophy

The Analysis Committee proposes to award at least one and up to three
studentships equal to the full-time maintenance grant for an Arts and
Humanities Research Council postgraduate studentship for the year 2014?2015.
The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher who does not
have other means of support (e.g. a temporary or permanent lectureship or a
research fellowship) and to enable him or her to conduct full-time research.

Candidates for the studentship should be pursuing research at a British 
university, at the beginning of their academic career, and, at the time of 
taking up the award, should have completed at least three years of 
full-time research, or the part-time equivalent, on a subject which falls 
under the traditional concerns of Analysis. It is envisaged that the 
successful candidate will have recently completed a Ph.D. or be very close 
to completion, and have a CV which would make him or her a strong 
contender for a Junior Research Fellowship or similar appointment.

An application for the studentship should be made by email to Dr Jules 
Holroyd, Secretary of the Analysis Committee 
( It should consist of a CV, a statement 
of proposed research of not more than 500 words, and an official letter 
offering facilities in the department in which the candidate proposes to 
hold the studentship (this should at least consist in access to computers, 
the library and research seminars in the department). Applicants should 
also ensure that two references are sent to the Secretary of the Analysis 
Committee by the deadline for applications: 11 April 2014. Short-listed 
candidates will be invited to submit some written work of up to 8000 words 
shortly after this date.

The members of the Studentship Committee will make a recommendation to the 
Analysis Trust committee at the June AGM. The Secretary of the Analysis 
Committee will communicate the result of the competition to successful 
applicants by the end of June.