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

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

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