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Connection Science

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Al-Rifaie on BBC

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Rose wins the Loebne...

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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...


Yasemin Erden on BBC

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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...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two PhD student positions (including formal epistemology or logic),THE NETHERLANDS

Groningen (The Netherlands)


> at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, the 
> Netherlands. Deadline for applications: November 16.
> Applications are open for research in any of the four principal 
> research areas of the Faculty: History of philosophy, Ethics, 
> Theoretical philosophy, and Practical philosophy.
> The University of Groningen offers a salary that will range between 
> 2,042 gross per month in the first year up to a maximum of  2,612 
> gross per month in the fourth year. The PhD position is for a period 
> of four years, starting on January 1, 2012 and conditional on a 
> positive evaluation after one year.
> Applications for should consist of:
> - An application letter with motivation
> - Curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications, grades, a list 
> of publications if applicable, and the name and contact details of a 
> referee
> - A research proposal (maximum 1500 words) that includes research 
> questions, methodology and research plan.
> Suitable candidates have, or will soon have completed, an M.A. or an 
> M.Sc. in philosophy, can play an active role in the research community 
> of the Faculty of Philosophy and are fluent in English.
> Information about how to apply can be found at:
> Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed 
> an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of 
> higher education. The Faculty of Philosophy is a rich and lively 
> community of excellent lecturers and researchers. The faculty has an 
> excellent reputation, both in research and in teaching, and has a strong international orientation.
> For more information about the faculty see: 

Dr. J.W. Romeijn
University of Groningen

Faculty of Philosophy
Oude Boteringestraat 52, 9712 GL, Groningen The Netherlands
+31 50 3636 148