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

PhD student position in a project relating to set theory and theories of truth, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

An Elphinstone PhD Scholarships is available in philosophy of mathematics 
at the University of Aberdeen. This scholarship covers the entirety of 
tuition fees for a PhD student of any nationality commencing full-time 
study in October 2014, for the three-year duration of their studies.

The candidate will be supervised by Toby Meadows and ystein Linnebo on a 
project relating to set theory and formal theories of truth. The project 
will exploit philosophical and mathematical resources to take insights 
from set theory into truth theory and vice versa. Some important questions 
and problems in this area include:

? How can the technical tools of set theory be applied to develop better 
formal theories of truth?

? What insights can the problems of semantic paradoxes offer to the 
problem of developing a thoroughgoing foundation for mathematics?

? Is there a uniform means of classifying logical paradoxes including both 
semantic and set theoretic varieties?

? What can this tell us about how they should be solved?

An ideal candidate will have experience in formal logic, metaphysics and 
philosophy of mathematics.

Please contact me if you are interested.