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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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Position as scientific assistant (.5 fte, 2y) in formal ontology, Saarbruecken, GERMANY


The following vacancy has arisen in the Institute for Formal Ontology and
Medical Information Science (IFOMIS)

Job title: Scientific Assistant
Place of employment: Saarbrcken
Earliest start date: May 1 or June 1, 2014
Type of position: Half-time employment
Duration of contract: 2 years

The successful candidate will be required to contribute to ongoing research
projects as well as to participate in designing and acquiring new ones. He
or she is expected to collaborate in teaching at the Department of
Philosophy (two hours per semester). The opportunity for writing a Ph.D.
thesis is given.

Applicants must hold a university degree (B.A., M.A. or Diploma) in
Philosophy, Computer Sciences, or Computer Linguistics by the start of
appointment.

Desirable additional qualifications and experience:
Preferences will be given to candidates with competences in the areas of
Logic and Ontology. Written and spoken competence in English is required.

Candidates should apply in writing by March 31, 2014. Please quote
reference W816.
Universitt des Saarlandes
Philosophische Fakultt I
Herr Professor Dr. Holger Sturm
Analytische Philosophie
Campus C5 2
66123 Saarbrcken
Germany