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Postdoc in The Study of Policy, Responsible Innovation and The Future of AI (Fixed Term) (EXPIRED)

Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Artificial intelligence and other powerful technologies
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number GO11310
Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Start date Spring/Summer 2017
Job description

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
Application type Online
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 email
Contact phone 01223 766838
Time created February 7, 2017, 10:44am EST
Scheduled expiry date March 5, 2017, 11:59pm BST
Expired on March 7, 2017, 12:46am BST
Last updated May 6, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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