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

Research Fellow in Cognitive Vision, LEEDS UNIVERSITY


Research Fellow in Cognitive Vision(Fixed term) -University of Leeds, School of Computing

We are seeking a researcher to work on a DARPA funded project, VIGIL (Visual Intelligence Grounded 
in Learning) which aims to build a system to meet the Mind's Eye Programme goals of a smart camera 
with sufficient visual intelligence that it can report on activity in an area of observation. The 
focus of Mind's Eye is to add the perceptual and cognitive underpinnings for recognizing and 
reasoning about the verbs in those scenes, enabling generation of a more complete narrative of 
actions in the visual experience.  VIGIL is led by SRI with the University of Maryland as the 
other partner. Leeds focuses the representation of events and verbs in logic based formalisms, 
and relational learning of verb semantics.

The post is available immediately for a fixed term of up until 12/8/2012 (depending on start date 
and salary point), but with the possibility of extension subject to project funding renewal.

Grade 7 (29,853 - 35,646 p.a.)  Salary offered is dependent upon qualifications and relevant 
research experience.

See for further details and the application procedure.

Informal enquiries to Prof. Tony Cohn (tel +44 (0)113 3435482, email