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...


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 fellowship in philosophy of mathematics (1y), Nancy, FRANCE

 *One year Post-doc Fellowship in the context of the ANR-DFG research
    the /Laboratoire d'Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie?Archives
    Henri-Poincar/, Nancy (UMR 7117,
    ) or at /the Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences/,
    Paris (UMR 8590, ).*

    *We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for 12 months
    in the academic year 2014/15 (October 1st 2014 to September 30th
    2015) in the context of the project mentioned above.
    The project aims to study the relation between mathematical
    objectivity and the role of representation in mathematics from a
    philosophical point if view, with particular attention to historical
    development of mathematics and to mathematical practice. The
    directive lines of the project are available here:
      The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the
    realization of this project and to reside in Nancy or Paris during
    the whole your of her/his grant. The decision where she/he should
    reside in Nancy or Paris throughout the year will be taken by
    ourselves, according to the research topic. The grant amount
    (1600-1800/month after taxes) is set by French regulations.
    We encourage to apply young scholars having received their doctoral
    degree in the last 5 years in the domain of philosophy of
    mathematics and the like with a proven potential to conduct and
    publish research at a level of international excellence.
        Applications should include:

      * A (brief) letter of application including personal information
        academic background, and research interests
      * A proposal for a research project (3-4 pages) aiming to
        contribute to MathObRe
      * CV including a list of publications, talks, conferences attended
        and teaching experience.
      * One or two recommendation letters from a recognised scholar in
        the field.

      This material is to be sent by e-mail to
      Gerhard Heinzmann
      Marco Panza
    before April 30th at midnight (French time). Decisions will be made
    by May 31th, 2014.