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...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in "legal structures", Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

The 'Digging into Data project 'Legal Structures' is a joint project with 
Washington University (US) and the University of Amsterdam: Faculty of 
Humanities (ILLC) and Faculty of Law (ACLE). This postdoctoral project 
attempts to analyze the world's legal codes by focuses on machine coding 
of internal references in codes and laws. The intuition behind this 
approach is that fundamental differences among legal systems manifest 
themselves in the structure of the texts, and can be detected, 
parameterized, and visualized using computerized algorithms.

The project is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an MA, MSc and 
PhD relevant to the subject, good programming experience, a background in 
computer science or artificial intelligence, and an interest in empirical 
legal studies and/or digital humanities. The postdoctoral researcher may 
be asked to do a limited amount of teaching, but no more than one class a 
week during one semester per academic year.

Application deadline: 20 March 2014. For more information, see