Research Fellow (EXPIRED)
CAIS Philosophy Fellowship, Center for AI Safety not BA-granting
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|Location||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Start date||January 2023|
The Center for AI Safety (CAIS) invites applicants to the CAIS Philosophy Fellowship from January to August 2023. The Center for AI Safety is a non-profit organization committed to reducing the risks from advanced artificial intelligence systems. AI safety is a growing field that is naturally interdisciplinary, and historically, philosophers such as Nick Bostrom, Peter Railton, and David Chalmers have been instrumental in developing the field. The importance of philosophers in AI safety is also being recognized by organizations such as the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public (UC Berkeley), the Center for Human-Compatible AI (UC Berkeley), the Centre for the Governance of AI, the Center on Long-Term Risk, the Global Priorities Institute (University of Oxford), and the Future of Humanity Institute (University of Oxford). All of these organizations have expressed an interest in including philosophers experienced in AI safety on their teams.
Previous experience with AI or AI safety is not required. Our onboarding process has been prepared assuming fellows do not have such experience.
As a philosopher in this fellowship, you will utilize your philosophical and analytical skills to clarify problems in AI safety and contribute to novel solutions.
We will help you shape and execute your own research projects on a topic that relates to AI safety. Some examples of potential research avenues include, but are not limited to:
Fellows will receive funding to travel to San Francisco and spend seven months working on an original research project. Over the course of the fellowship researchers will have the opportunity to attend seminars, guest lectures, reading groups, social events, and be engaged in a community of 8-15 fellows.
Qualities We’re Looking For:
Applicants will need to complete a written application that includes a writing sample, a personal statement, as well as any research or publications they may have. A select number of applicants will then be interviewed remotely. Selected candidates will receive funding to travel to San Francisco from the 18th to the 20th of November for a visiting weekend.
*Dates are flexible based on candidates and their availability.
For more information, visit our website: philosophy.safe.ai
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://bit.ly/3AVc8Lh|
|Hard deadline||October 7, 2022, 11:59pm PST|
|Web address for more information||https://philosophy.safe.ai/|
|Contact name||General Contact Email|
|Time created||August 23, 2022, 9:25pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||October 7, 2022, 11:59pm PST|
|Expired on||October 9, 2022, 12:46am PST|
|Last updated||December 9, 2022, 3:00pm UTC|
|Last update notification||
In an effort to optimize the application deadline insofar as possible to fit with the philosophy job market, we're extending our submission deadline to October 7.
September 10, 2022, 3:14pm UTC
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