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

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