Universiteit van Amsterdam

PhD student position on "AI implications for democracy and self-determination", Umea (Sweden)

Deadline: Sunday 8 September 2019

Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on socially intelligent systems for human-agent collaboration. In this project, we will investigate to what extent and how AI can be designed and used to behave in line with ethical principles and social values. In particular, we aim to investigate the impact of AI systems on self-determination and on democratic processes and values.

Candidates are expected to have very good knowledge in Artificial Intelligence and on the interaction between people and intelligent systems, in particular in the health domain. Demonstrable knowledge of systems design and modelling, multi-agent systems, or agent-based simulation is an advantage. Since research is conducted in an international research environment, the ability to collaborate and contribute to teamwork, documented experience from multidisciplinary collaboration, and a very good command of the English language, both written and spoken, are key requirements.

For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/phd-student-position-computing-science-_276165/ or contact Prof. Virginia Dignum at , or Prof. Helena Lindgren at .