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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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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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

Two PhD student positions in Philosophy of Mind, Duesseldorf


Two pre-doctoral positions in philosophy of mind

The Institute for Philosophy, section Theoretical Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Cognition at Dsseldorf University invites applications for two pre-doctoral positions (65% TVL13), starting October 2010. The appointments are limited to three years.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

- work within one of the two following interdisciplinary projects: Grounding Thoughts in Action: Interdependencies between Thoughts and Motor Control (ThinkAct), and Who is Thinking? Authorship and Control of Thoughts, respectively. Both are financially supported by the VolkswagenStiftung. See also: http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/funding/off-the-beaten-track/european-platform-for-life-sciences-mind-sciences-and-the-humanities/bewilligungen-2010.html.

- work out a doctoral research project within the project (aim: Doctor degree in philosophy)

Requirements: Master's degree (or equivalent) in philosophy or in a related discipline. A focus on philosophy of mind as well as profound knowledge in at least one of the following areas is desirable: cognitive sciences, psychology, neurology, psychiatry, neurosciences. Furthermore, very good language skills in English are expected as well as the willingness to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applications of qualified women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applications containing a CV, copies of certificates, a short letter of motivation (not longer than half a page), and ideally a letter of recommendation have to be send exclusively in electronic form (preferable PDF), quoting reference "Application VW project", by 30 June 2010 at the latest to: gottfried.vosgerau AT uni-duesseldorf.de