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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theory of Computing, Cambridge MA (U.S.A.)


Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Theoretical Computer Science

The Theory of Computation (TOC) group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 
Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT is seeking candidates

for a post-doctoral position in the general area of the theory of computation. Applicants in /all 
areas/ of theory are encouraged to apply, including (but not exclusive to) algorithms, complexity 
theory, combinatorial optimization, cryptography, distributed computing, game theory and computation,
geometry, parallel computing, and quantum computing. This fellowship is made possible by a generous 
gift from the Simons Foundation.

The fellowship is a two year position, starting the summer or fall of 2012. The fellowship stipend 
is gauged to attract the highest caliber of applicants. Generous funds for scientific travel will 
be available for use at the fellow's discretion. Fellows will be assigned a faculty member close 
to their research interes ts from the TOC group. Fellows will be encouraged (although not required)
to teach a graduate seminar in their area of research.

*Eligibility*: Candidates must receive their PhD during the academic year immediately preceding 
that in which the fellowship would begin. There are no other restrictions based on nationality or 
any other basis

*Application Process*: Candidate applications should include a description of professional 
interests and goals in research. Each application should include a curriculum vitae and the names 
and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Letter 
writers should submit their letters directly to

MIT to the address below. Please submit complete applications by January 6, 2012.


*Address to submit application*: all application materials and 
recommendation letters should be sent electronically to 
theory-postdoc@csail.mit.edu.  The candidates name should be included in 
the subject line of the email.  Alternatively, the materials can be also 
sen t to the following address: Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship, c/o Joanne 
Hanley MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory The 
Stata Center, Building 32-G672A 32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.