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

Postdoctoral position in mathematical logic, Utrecht ,THE NETHERLANDS



A two year postdoc position in Mathematical Logic is available at the Department of Philosophy of 
Utrecht University in The Netherlands. The position is part of the research project "The power of 
constructive proofs", which is a five year project on proof theory and constructive mathematics, 
funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Below is a description of the 
project.

We are looking for a talented and dedicated researcher with a PhD in mathematics or computer 
science. The research carried out in the project belongs to the area of mathematical logic, and 
the applicant should have a background in this field. A background in proof theory or algebraic 
logic is highly recommended.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2012.

For more information on the project and application procedure, please visit 
http://www.uu.nl/NL/Informatie/sollicitanten/Pages/Vacatures.aspx

Description of the project:

Constructive mathematics is the part of mathematics that is concerned with explicit constructions. 
Research in this area roughly falls into two
categories: the development of mathematics according to constructive principles, and the study of 
constructive theories in general. This project falls in the second category. It focuses on the 
structure of constructive proofs. Constructive proofs appear everywhere in mathematics, and, 
because of their computational content, are increasingly relevant in this era of computing. The 
project aims to find and explain the characteristics of such proofs. It thus approaches 
constructive mathematics from the proof-theoretic point of view, and tries to establish which and 
in which way properties of proofs, such as for example skolemization and unification, change when 
moving from a classical to a constructive context. Thus this is a project in proof theory, with 
connections to various other areas in mathematical logic.