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...


Read More...

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 ...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...
01234567

Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

ANNOUNCEMENT for AI RESEARCH SCHOLAR, Lisboa, Portugal

http://www.fct.mctes.pt/pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutodobolseiro/

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR A RESEARCH SCHOLAR
 
It is open for enrollment a three year Research Scholarship (BI) integrated in the Project PTDC/EIA/69988/2006 entitled Computational Approach to Ontology Profiling of Scientific Research Organisations (COPSRO), hosted in research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and funded by Fundao para a Cincia e a Tecnologia (FCT/MCTES), whose conditions are:
 
Duration and Terms: 6 months, starting January 1st, 2008, and renewable to three years, as a full-time position according to the terms of Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigao do Regulamento de Formao Avanada de Recursos Humanos da FCT: http://www.fct.mctes.pt/pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutodobolseiro/.
Object of Scientific Activity: The aim of the COPSRO project is to develop a methodology for profiling scientific research organisations based on mapping the activity they conduct on an ontology of the field in which they operate. The methodology will be applied to CS departments of Universities in Portugal and UK, having as ontology the ACM classification system (http://www.acm.org/class/1998/ccs98.html).
The goal of the proposed research, in the field of additive and fuzzy clustering, is threefold: i) to work on an evolutionary algorithm to extend additive clustering; ii) to extend the proportional membership fuzzy clustering to relational fuzzy clustering; iii) to compare and evaluate the effectiveness of relational proportional membership fuzzy clustering and additive clustering with respect to the profiling problem.
For more information, please consult: http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/~snt/projects.html
Required Qualifications: The conditions for the acceptance of applications follow the terms for the research scholarships of FCT (http://www.fct.mctes.pt/pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutodobolseiro/).
The applicant should have a Master (preferably) or a Degree (Licenciatura; 5 year) in Computer Science or related areas, with a minimum grade of 14 (out of 20) or equivalent. Individuals with good knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining, as well as good programming skills will be appraised.
Salary: The amount published by FCT to scholarships in Portugal:  980 (Master) /  745 (Degree) monthly.
Application: Detailed curriculum vitae; College statement of the degree with the final grade; College statement with the grades obtained in the individual courses taken. Motivation letter of the applicant.
All documentation should be mailled (regular mail and e-mail) and addressed to:
A/C   Doutora Susana Nascimento
          Departamento de Informtica, FCT-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
          Quinta da Torre,
          2829- 516 Caparica,
          Portugal
Dates:  Application submission: from November 9th to December 21th 2007.
Application evaluation and notification of results: until December 28th 2007.
           Scholarship starts: January 1st 2008
For any further information please contact: Doutora Susana Nascimento (snt@di.fct.unl.pt).