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

PhD student position and postdoctoral position in Situated Cognition, Bochum, GERMANY


Call for applications

One PhD position (public service salary TV-L 13, 65%) is available at the 
Institute of Philosophy II of Ruhr-Universitt Bochum. The position is 
connected to the Lichtenberg-professorship awarded to Prof. Tobias 
Schlicht and is part of a research project on ?Situated Cognition?, funded 
by the Volkswagen Foundation. Thus, candidates should be interested in 
working on a PhD project in the area of philosophy of mind with a special 
focus on such topics as perception, social cognition, intentionality, 
embodiment, extended mind, among others. Applicants are expected to have 
an excellent M.A. (or Staatsexamen) degree in either Philosophy or 
Cognitive Science and a strong background in Philosophy of Mind. Mastering 
the German language is not required. At Ruhr-Universitt Bochum it is 
possible to obtain a PhD with a thesis written either in German or 
English. A cumulative PhD is also possible. The research group is part of 
the ?Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution? and thus connected to 
the psychology and neuroscience departments. Both the Institute with its 
research groups and the Center with its many international visiting 
fellows provide an exciting environment and excellent facilities for a PhD 
project in this area. The position is available immediately or upon mutual 
agreement for three years. Candidates should be prepared to start as soon 
as possible. Please submit your applications with the usual pdf-documents 
? CV; copies of all certificates; a list of publications, talks, 
conferences attended and teaching experience and a short outline of a PhD 
project (max. 2 pages) ? to tobias.schlicht@rub.de. Deadline for 
applications is April 30th, 2014. Ruhr-Universitt Bochum is committed to 
promoting the careers of women and therefore actively welcomes 
applications from female candidates. As an equal opportunities employer, 
we also encourage applications from suitably qualified disabled candidates 
and other groups. Candidates with a migration background are highly 
welcome.

One Post doc position is available at the Institute of Philosophy II of 
Ruhr-Universitt Bochum, in connection with Prof. Tobias Schlicht?s chair 
for Philosophy of Consciousness and Cognition. The applicant is required 
to have an excellent PhD in Philosophy in hand and specialize in 
Philosophy of Mind. The position is connected to the 
Lichtenberg-professorship awarded to Prof. Tobias Schlicht and is part of 
a research project on ?Situated Cognition?, funded by the Volkswagen 
Foundation. The research group is also part of the ?Center for Mind, Brain 
and Cognitive Evolution? and thus connected to the psychology and 
neuroscience departments. Both the Institute with its research groups and 
the Center with its many visiting fellows provide an exciting environment 
and excellent facilities for research in this area. The position (public 
service salary TV-L 13, 100%) is available immediately or upon mutual 
agreement. Candidates should be prepared to start as soon as possible. 
Please submit your applications with the usual pdf-documents ? CV; copies 
of all certificates; a list of publications, talks, conferences attended 
and teaching experience ? to tobias.schlicht@rub.de. Deadline for 
Applications is April 30th, 2014. Ruhr-Universitt Bochum is committed to 
promoting the careers of women and therefore actively welcomes 
applications from female candidates. As an equal opportunities employer, 
we also encourage applications from suitably qualified disabled candidates 
and other groups. Candidates with a migration background are highly 
welcome.