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Terp Young Scholars

We are on the verge of constructing artificial systems that will rival or surpass human minds in many ways.

How can we make sure that AI systems will respect our ethical principles when they make decisions at speeds mere humans can’t achieve or on the basis of reasoning that mere human can't comprehend?

Queen’s National Scholar in Philosophical Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Queen’s National Scholar in Philosophical Implications of Artificial Intelligence (PIAI) School of Computing and Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Canada The School of Computing and the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a joint Queen’s National Scholar position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in the Philosophical Implications of Artificial Intelligence, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020.

They will collaborate with Computing and Philosophy colleagues in aspects of AI and its Philosophical Implications, for example, machine learning, human language technologies, perception and sensing, cyberphysical systems, human‐AI collaboration, the ethics of design, normative implications of computerization, concepts of mind, epistemology, philosophy of science, environmental philosophy, and social justice questions about the impact of AI on society and globally.

A commitment to secure external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, dedication to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the two units’

Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity.

complete application consists of: Applicants should send all documents (with the exception of references which applicants should ensure are sent directly by referees), in their application packages by email as a single PDF by November 30, 2019 to: PIAI-hire@queensu.ca The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.

Defeasible Inference in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence

The workshop brings together researchers from philosophy, computer science, and allied disciplines who work on non-monotonic logics and defeasible inference.

The idea is to connect traditional philosophical reflections on these topics–defeat in epistemology, prima facie duties in ethics, and belief revision in philosophy of science–

with the rich tradition of non-monotonic logics in computer science and artificial intelligence, including default logic and logic programming.

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