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

Postdoctoral position in set theory (16m), Torino, ITALY


There is an opening for a 16 months post doc position in set theory in the 
department of mathematics of Torino university starting may 1st 2013 and 
finishing august 31st 2015. Applicants are required to be less than 35 and 
must have earned their Ph.D. title. It is also required to the applicants 
to have at least one publication in a peer reviewed journal in the last 
three years. The net salary is slightly more than 1400 euros per month 
which allows for a reasonable living in Torino, extra funds for research 
and travel are available. The post doc will join the logic group of the 
department which consists of Matteo Viale, Alessandro Andretta, Riccardo 
Camerlo (polytechnical university), and Daisuke Ikegami (set theory), 
Domenico Zambella (model theory). In the fall Daisuke Ikegami will leave 
and Luca Motto Ros (currently in freiburg) will most likely join the 
group. The selection of applicants will be based on an evaluation of the 
CV, of the publication records, and of their interests of research which 
must be in set theory. It is possible to file online the applications 
creating an account on the italian ministry of education website. If you 
intend to apply write to in order to get detailed 
information on the filing procedure. Applicants can deposit their online 
registration forms since today up to the 19th of march 2014. Those passing 
a first selection will be admitted to a (skype) interview which will take 
place most likely in the end of march-beginning of April. The position 
starts at the earliest on may 1st 2014, but the starting (not the ending 
period) can eventually be delayed. Due to a very restrictive law on 
immigration, non EU-applicant should consider that the constraint on the 
expiration of the grant and the time required to get their working visa 
may shorten significantly the length of the period in which they can use 
the grant.