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

Job: Research Scientist with Sony Entertainment Europe and Oxford Brookes, pay 27-40K pounds


The Sony EyeToy was launched onto the video games market three years ago. Since then, it has found its way into over 8 million homes worldwide. Using a small video camera plugged into a PlayStation, it tracks the player's motion, allowing them to play games by moving their bodies rather than using a controller.
A DTI funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been awarded to Sony Entertainment Europe and Oxford Brookes University (
) . A candidate is therefore sought to fill a research associate positions for a 2 year duration. The starting date would ideally be between May and August 2007. The research program is aimed at transferring recent results in the academic community into gaming experience for camera based games.
Required skills:
- Strong academic and commercial knowledge of computer vision
- Ability to research and develop new computer vision algorithms
- Good C++
- Strong mathematics
- A passion for computer games
The successful candidate will be self motivated, organised and good at communicating. They should be able to create novel computer vision algorithms and turn these into production quality systems. They should be able to take direction and also contribute to the overall strategy and goals of the group.
Informal inquiries to:,
Professor Phil Torr,
Department of Computing,
Oxford Brookes University,
OX33 1HX.