The department of philosophy and the center for artificial intelligence research at the University of Agder, Norway, has a vacant three year PhD-position in ethics and artificial intelligence (deadline October 31st, 2017).
We are currently seeing rapid developments in artificial intelligence. What are the moral implications of this development? Many fear the development is going too fast and that humans will eventually lose control, unless we slow down. So, should we try to create artificially intelligent systems that are morally sensitive, i.e. to create so-called artificially intelligent moral agents? Is it even possible? If so, how can it be done? There has not been too much research on such artificial morality, nor on many other ethical aspects of artificial intelligence, which seems to challenge our more ordinary moral concepts. This PhD-position provides a great opportunity to think and write about cutting-edge research ahead of time, in co-operation with philosophers and computer scientists working on artificial intelligence. One or two semesters can be spent abroad.
For questions, please contact professor of philosophy Einar Duenger Bohn: firstname.lastname@example.org