The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence Department at Tilburg University together with the Netherlands Defence academy invites applications for one fully-funded PhD position in the interdisciplinary area of military artificial intelligence and its ethical, legal, and societal aspects. This position is embedded within the NWO-funded project “ELSA Lab Defence” in collaboration with several universities and organizations in the Netherlands. The project consortium brings together a number of pioneering experts in the field and aims to develop and reflect on AI solutions to how to deal with new challenges in both peacekeeping and warfare to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and security of the Dutch armed forces.
The PhD candidate will work on a project developing explainable algorithms for analyzing, modelling and, potentially, resisting cognitive warfare based on publicly available data while at the same time reflecting on the potential implementation of the algorithms from an ethical, legal and societal perspective.
The project will be led by Dr. Roy Lindelauf and Dr. Marie Postma. The project will combine ideas, methods and data from military science, artificial intelligence, data science, cognitive science, and philosophy.
What we offer
The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.
Information and application More detailed project information can be provided on request: please contact Marie Postma ([email protected]).
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The only way to apply is online. The deadline for submitting your application is March 15, 2023. The starting date of this position is negotiable but preferably no later than April 1, 2023.
The School and the department The Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence department (https: // csai.nl/) at Tilburg University is part of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. The department emphasizes innovative research spanning a wide array of fields including computational linguistics and language technology, data-science, human-robot interaction, virtual reality and serious games. CSAI is a member of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence, participates in the Special Interest Group for AI (SIG AI), and also participates in the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE). Tilburg University and the CSAI department offer a vibrant international environment, with current CSAI staff originating from more than 10 countries.
The Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) is a military academy that combines the institutes for general officer training for all branches of the armed forces at all levels. NLDA also conducts scientific research for knowledge development, innovation, and policy support.
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