The Edinburgh Futures Institute Ph.D. studentships funded by global investment firm Baillie Gifford.
Edinburgh Futures Institute are delighted to announce recruitment of five Ph.D. posts for entry in 2020/2021, to support research into the ethical challenges posed by the growing use of data and artificial intelligence. These studentships are funded by global investment firm Baillie Gifford and offer a stipend, tuition fees and an annual research budget.
Students are invited to apply for projects on five topics:
- The University of Data: Ethical and Social Futures of Data-Driven Education – Karen Gregory (School of Social and Political Science) and Jen Ross (Moray House School of Education and Sport).
- A Data Ethics Framework for Agriculture – Kirsteen Shields and Jon Hillier (Global Academies).
- AI and Ethical Decision Making in a Resource-Limited Health Care Environment – Ewen Harrison (Usher Institute) and Sarah Cunningham Burley (Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society).
- Sex Robots Among Us: Ethical and Feminist issues – Elinor Mason (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Science) and Sarah Parry (School of Social and Political Science).
Fair and Ethical Credit Decisions – Galina Andreeva (Business School) and Michael Rovatsos (School of Informatics).
Students will be co-supervised by an interdisciplinary team and will receive their degree from the College where their lead supervisor is based.
The selected students will also take part in collaborative cohort activities as one of five Ph.D. students in the Edinburgh Futures Institute’s Baillie Gifford programme in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence.
Headed by Shannon Vallor, the first Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence (EFI), the aim of this programme is to cultivate multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge in the application of ethical values to data-driven technologies.
For more information and details on how to apply visit: https://efi.ed.ac.uk/efi-baillie-gifford-phd-progamme/
Deadline 15th May 2020.
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