Technology and science are increasingly converging on a possible future where highly advanced artificial intelligence (AI) can be created in computers.
While it is hard to predict when this will happen, some researchers suggest that human-level AI will be created within this century. Freed of biological constraints, such machines might become much more intelligent than humans. What would this mean for us?
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence is a new, interdisciplinary, research centre founded to address these challenges and opportunities, both in the short and long term. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Centre is based in Cambridge, with partners in Oxford, Imperial College London and UC Berkeley.
The Centre will have close links with industry partners in the AI field, and with policymakers, as well as with many academic disciplines. It will also work closely with a wide international network of researchers and research institutes.
Now, the Centre is looking for a Senior Research Associate to play a key role as Executive Director of the Centre in the development of the research of the Centre and of the broader research collaborations in which it is involved. This is an opportunity for a talented individual to make a major contribution to the development of a new field of research, about a topic that seems likely to be of the one of the most important of our time.
The Senior Research Associate position is a full time post based in central Cambridge, from 1 October 2016, and would suit someone with a PhD in a specialist subject relevant to the Centre's aims, with appropriate technical skills and background to engage credibly with academics and technologists in AI and computer science.
For more information, and to apply online, please see the Senior Research Associate - Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence job page at:
If you have any questions relating to this vacancy, please contact Milly Bodfish, Secretary of the School of Arts and Humanities by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at: http://www.csah.cam.ac.uk/news/the-future-of-intelligence