Postdoc in The Study of Policy, Responsible Innovation and The Future of AI (Fixed Term)
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge University
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Artificial intelligence and other powerful technologies|
Philosophy of Science
|Organization's reference number||GO11310|
|Location||Cambridge, England, United Kingdom|
|Start date||Spring/Summer 2017|
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate for the project 'Policy, Responsible Innovation and the Future of AI'. The appointment will be for 3 years, and is based in Cambridge.
(The successful candidate must have submitted their PhD by the time of appointment; if they have not yet been awarded their PhD, they will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Salary £25,298 - £29,301), and be promoted to Research Associate (Salary £29,301 - £38,183) on award of the PhD.)
CFI is an exciting new interdisciplinary research centre addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, CFI is based at the University of Cambridge, with partners in the University of Oxford, Imperial College, and UC Berkeley, and close links with industry partners and policymakers.
This project examines the prospects for a robust safety and benefits culture within the AI industry, in anticipation of the development of increasingly powerful AI systems that will present ever-greater real-world opportunities and challenges. It asks questions including: What can we learn from the management of other powerful technologies? What are the role and prospects for regulation, and how can the technology community work with policymakers, towards mutual goals? How can industry leaders balance near-term commercial responsibilities with the need to engage with broader and more long-term challenges? With AI developing rapidly, these questions are becoming urgent; this is therefore an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to make a major contribution.
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent experience in a relevant setting), and should provide strong evidence of potential for research and publication at the highest level, as well as interest in engagement with policy and technology communities. Relevant fields include: Science and Technology Studies; Public Policy; Political Science; Computer Science; Economics; Law.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12763/|
|Hard deadline||March 5, 2017, 11:59pm BST|
|Web address for more information||http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12763/|
|Contact name||Susan Gowans|
|Contact phone||01223 766838|
|Time created||February 7, 2017, 10:44am EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||March 5, 2017, 11:59pm BST|
|Last updated||February 7, 2017, 10:44am EST|
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