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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...


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...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PHD POSITIONS - Max-Planck Institute

The Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbruecken offers several

Research Fellowships

for highly motivated prospective PhD students. The work will be embedded
into the context of both the "Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and
Communication" ( and the recently
established Cluster of Excellence "Multimodal Computing and Interaction"

The applicants should hold a degree (diploma or master) in computer
science, mathematics, physics, or engineering.
We expect excellent grades as well as strong programming skills.

In particular, we are looking for applicants who want to work in one of
the following research areas:

- Computer graphics/vision
- Statistical data analysis
- Music processing
- Parallel heterogeneous computing
- Multimodal computing

Additional information on possible research topics is available on and from each of the
research group leaders.

The research groups consists of young researchers of several
nationalities. Our working language is English. The groups collaborate
with several of the major research institutions in Europe and the USA
and have a high international visibility. There is a generous travel
support available for all group members.

Applications should include the usual information such as curriculum
vitae, copies of transcripts including school certificate, and a list of

Women are encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is an equal
opportunity employer. Qualifications being equal, precedence will be
given to candidates with disabilities.

Applications should be sent by email, as a single PDF file, to:
budde (at)