AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie (https://twitter.com/mohmaj) Tu...


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Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


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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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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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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student or postdoctoral position in reasoning under uncertainty, Muenchen, GERMANY


Dr. Niki Pfeifer (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich) offers under the usual 
equal opportunity conditions one doctoral researcher position OR one early postdoctorial researcher
position (i.e., if the PhD is obtained after January 1, 2011) to work in the intersection of 
psychology, philosophy and cognitive science (65%, TV-L 13, up to 3 years). In both cases, the 
(post)doctoral researcher will focus on empirical work (developing the research hypotheses, 
designing psychological experiments and running the data analysis) in the field of reasoning 
under uncertainty, focussing on conditionals. One student assistant will support the 
(post-)doctoral researcher by helping with the construction of the experimental material, 
collection of the data and preparation of the data for analysis. Opportunities for the doctoral 
researcher to prepare a PhD thesis that is thematically located within the project will be provided.
Working language is English or German. The positions is vacant until filled. For an application 
send an email including the following items to niki.pfeifer@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

1. a letter of motivation
2. a curriculum vitae
3. a scan of the most recent academic degrees 4. evidence of English and mathematical skills (e.g.,
school/university grades)

Selection criteria include

-) Proven experience in psychological experimentation and statistical data analysis (e.g., by 
empirical Master's or PhD thesis)
-) Academic excellence (publications are a plus)
-) Research ability and potential
-) Motivation
-) Knowledge of psychological experimentation and statistical data analysis are required
-) Knowledge of logic, probability, and/or programming are a plus
-) Two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for doctoral 
research are required. These must be sent by the referees directly to me.

Project details: http://www.pfeifer-research.de/spp.html