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The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam is looking to fill one PhD position in the area of 'Culturally and Socially Responsible AI'.

At the University of Amsterdam, the Research Priority Area Human(e) AI synthesises ongoing work and stimulates new research on the societal consequences of the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) in a wide variety of societal areas. These include news aggregation, cultural heritage, surveillance, and automated justice and cover fundamental research questions in history, sociology, law, ethics, communication, economics, medicine and psychology. The goal of the RPA is to enable Humane AI.

This PhD project focuses on the development and implementation of AI technology that respects the values central to public institutions in the area of media and culture. Core research themes revolve around public values, e.g. diversity and inclusivity, investigating how technology can deal with biases in data, account for multiple perspectives and subjective interpretations and bridge cultural differences. The impact of AI on media and culture is studied from a socio-technological perspective. The project may focus on one or more use cases, for example in public broadcasting, media archiving, or other relevant public institutions and other relevant related research questions. The PhD candidate will contribute to the research on the impact of AI on media in the AI4Media network of research excellence centres funded by the European Commission.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the department of Media Studies and based in the creative environment of the CREATE Lab for digital humanities research. They will work within the broader Humane AI community at the University of Amsterdam via the RPA Human(e) AI. Depending on the profile of the chosen candidate, their research time will be allocated at the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture or the Institute for Language, Logic and Computation.

For more information about this PhD position, please contact Prof. Julia Noordegraaf.