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 ...

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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

Postdoctoral fellowship: Foundations and future of AI, Oxford (U.K.)

James Martin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Foundations and Future of 
Artificial Intelligence

University of Oxford
Faculty of Philosophy

The Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford Martin School

Protocol Reference Number: HUM/1014F/E

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship within the 
Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. The post is fixed-term 
for the period 30 January 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to 30 
September 2012.

The Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) is a unique multidisciplinary 
research institute at the University of Oxford, and is directed by 
Professor Nick Bostrom. The Institute?s mission is to bring excellent 
scholarship to bear on big-picture questions for humanity. The FHI is part 
of the Oxford Martin School, and is hosted by the Faculty of Philosophy.

The Institute?s work centres on developments that may affect the human 
condition in fundamental ways ? and how we can better understand, 
evaluate, and respond to radical change. The postholder will conduct 
independent and collaborative research related to artificial intelligences 
and other cognitive systems, machine intelligence, superintelligence, and 
other associated topics. Further particulars are available from the FHI 
website ( or by emailing

The deadline for applications is noon (UK time) on Monday 23 January 2012.