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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Researcher Job in Ontologies/Semantic Web/Serendipity at Lancaster University

https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A049
Contact: whittle@comp.lancs.ac.uk

Research Associate Position at Computing Department, Lancaster University
Salary:  25,001 to 35,646 
Closing Date:   Thursday 13 May 2010

SerenA: Chance Encounters in the Space of Ideas

SerenA is a 1.8M multidisciplinary project which will investigate the role of serendipity in the digital world. It is a consortium between six leading UK research institutions: Dundee, Lancaster, Heriott Watt, University College London, Goldsmiths College London and Nottingham.

A role for a (senior) research associate is available in Lancaster's Computing Department. The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing new algorithms for supporting serendipitous connections in the digital world. The exact nature of the algorithms is not decided at this stage, but will be based around ontology extraction from textual documents and matching of ontologies across disciplinary boundaries, where "matching" here will incorporate a theory of serendipity. The post would therefore suit researchers with a background in ontologies, soft computing, data mining, and/or semantic web.

Potential candidates are strongly advised to make informal enquiries with Prof. Jon Whittle (whittle@comp.lancs.ac.uk).

This is a fixed term contract for 36 months available from 1 June 2010.  See the following link for full information:

https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A049