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...


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...


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

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...


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...


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...



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

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: