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(Updated) Management/Office-assistentDeadline: Friday 12 May 2023
Het Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) zoekt een nieuwe management-/office assistent om het team van het bedrijfsbureau te versterken. Kan jij goed in teamverband werken? Hou jij van een dynamische omgeving in een uniek interfacultair, internationaal georiënteerd instituut? Binnen een interdisciplinair onderzoeksinstituut van de Faculteiten FGw en FNWI? Dan is deze positie misschien geschikt voor jou!For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/ManagementOffice-assistent/765460402/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at P.vanOrmondt at uva.nl.
PhD on Safety in Conversational AIDeadline: Wednesday 12 April 2023Are you looking for a PhD position where you can contribute to making conversational agents safer? If you are excited about doing this kind of research within a diverse team, then you may want to join us. We are looking for a PhD candidate with knowledge of Natural Language Processing to join the Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam. If you are passionate about doing research that leads to AI systems that are useful for society, we would be happy to have you on board.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-on-Safety-in-Conversational-AI/767595402/ or contact Prof. Raquel Fernández at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral Researcher Computational Argumentation and Information QualityDeadline: Friday 7 April 2023
Are you interested in computational argumentation and reasoning? Do you have experience with working with formal approaches to the study of argumentation and information quality?
The Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC) currently has a vacancy for a postdoctoral research position as part of the broader field Human(e) AI. Within this field the focus is on data and platforms for social, cultural and economic innovation. ILLC is one of the five Research Schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-Computational-Argumentation-and-Information-Quality/764209902/ or contact dr. Federica Russo at f.russo at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
(Updated) 3 April 2023, A morning with ChatGPT: A discussion of generative language models & its impact on the universityLocation: Room BH-F0.01, the Humanities Lab, OMHP (Oudemanhuispoort), Amsterdam
Everyone is talking about ChatGPT, and many predict that it and similar ‘large language models’ will have a major impact on education, learning, science and publishing. The ILLC – home to Amsterdam’s largest research group studying language models – invites lecturers, students, and collaborators to a morning on ChatGPT & the university.
How does it work? What can it do, and what can it not do? What are some of the ethical and legal dilemma’s when using this technology? We’ll have some short talks and demonstrations, and plenty of time to answer your questions. With: Prof Raquel Fernández (dialogue systems), Dr Jelle Zuidema (explainable AI), Dr Jelke Bloem (digital humanities), Dr. Sandro Pezzelle (responsible AI), and others.For more information, see https://amsterdamnlp.github.io/blog/morningwithchatgpt/ or contact Jelke Bloem at j.bloem at uva.nl.
3 April 2023, SignLab Open House: Investigating NGT: What, how and why?Location: SignLab, Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDeadline: Monday 27 March 2023How does a researcher investigate Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT)? And why is it important to do this? If you want to know the answers to these questions, come visit SignLab’s open house on Monday, April 3rd, 2023! Both deaf and hearing researchers from SignLab Amsterdam, Hogeschool Utrecht and the Dutch Sign Centre (Nederlands Gebarencentrum) will present about what they have been working on and what they have found. All presentations are about research on NGT. Topics that will be covered include plurals in NGT, different ways to ask a question in NGT, the development of sign language avatars, and different sentence types in NGT. All presentations will be given in NGT, and there will be interpreters present. You’re welcome to drink a cup of coffee or tea from 16:30, the presentations will start at 17:00.For more information, see https://uva.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_73xGGEIFqQE2lAW or contact c.m.j.vanboven at uva.nl.
6 April 2023, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Emiliano LoriniSpeaker: Emiliano LoriniLocation: online only (i.e. not hybrid!)For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2023/03/lira-session-emiliano-lorini/.