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 Studentship in Cognitive Vision, University of Leeds

School of Computing, University of Leeds
PhD Studentship in Cognitive Vision
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to work in collaboration with an (EPSRC
funded) research project exploring the application of machine learning in activity
recognition from video. The PhD topic will be to explore the use of qualitative spatial
representations within the overall context of the project, drawing on ideas from computer
vision, machine learning, knowledge representation and automated reasoning. The
successful candidate will thus gain in-depth expertise spanning all four areas  a
conjunction that we believe has excellent potential for the future development of
cognitive vision systems.
The successful candidate will be jointly based in our computer vision and knowledge
representation research groups (, working with Profs
Tony Cohn and David Hogg. The studentship is open to citizens of any country and will
pay a stipend of approximately 12,300 p.a. plus fees. Non-EU applicants will be
required to make-up the difference between UK/EU and non-EU fee levels (see the
website below).
To apply, please submit an application through our PhD admissions process  details can
be found at Within
your application, please indicate that you are applying for the PhD studentship with Profs
Cohn/Hogg on Project LAVID.
Informal enquiries should be directed to:
Prof Tony Cohn +44 (0)113-3435482 email or
Prof David Hogg, +44-(0)113-3435765, email
Closing Date: 17th January 2007.