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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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