AI technologies are increasingly deployed in ways that affect many human lives, providing remarkable opportunities to benefit society and the economy while also raising important and urgent concerns. We aim to help address these concerns by developing rigorous methods to enable AI systems to be reliably trustworthy. To improve impact, we are engaged with industry and government, as well as regulators and policy makers to discuss appropriate governance.
The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.
The Alan Turing Institute is looking to hire a full-time established mid-career or senior academic as a Fellow to work on one or more themes of Safe and Ethical AI:
These areas require deep theoretical research, looking for rigorous, quantifiable and verifiable guarantees. Work might involve approaches such as modelling uncertainty or causal reasoning.
Another area of focus, linking more closely to HCI and social science, is measuring the extent to which AI systems influence individuals and society, aiming to enable appropriate methods of control for users.
It will be vital to interface well with other disciplines, policy makers, industry and the public – but we expect the primary contributions of those hired to be technical.
The Institute is interdisciplinary in its approach and includes lawyers, ethicists, social scientists and humanities researchers in addition to researchers in technical disciplines. A team of full-time data engineers is available to support prototype development.
Main purpose of the role:
We want the successful Fellow to:
The successful candidate will have:
Terms and Conditions
The Safe and Ethical AI Research Fellows will be employed by the Alan Turing Institute and based primarily at the Turing Headquarters in the British Library, London.
Contract type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years
Remuneration: Competitive with excellent benefits https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits
Closing date for applications: 2 June 2019
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.
ase note all offers of employment are subject to continuous eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.
Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested from HR@turing.ac.uk.