AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie (https://twitter.com/mohmaj) Tu...


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Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


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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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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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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