Dynamic and Distributed Information System (DDIS) GroupA PhD student position in AI (including chat-bots and large language
models) and Democracy 80-100 %
Are you interested in inventing new AIs that will help change how democracy work? Do you want to democratize politics with chat-bots and large language models? Are you interested in developing AIs that can do good in our society? Then this position is for you.Your responsibilities
The Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group at the University of Zurich is looking for motivated applicants who are interested in investigating how AIs can interact with users to help large-scale participation in democratic processes. You will work the context of a new SNSF interdisciplinary project that will investigate how to use AI in direct democracy. The project includes user experiments of AI support in the context of real-world democratic processes. The project includes 8 PhD students – three of which in CS/CSCW/AI, two in political science, and two in law – as well as a post-doc and faculty members form these disciplines.Your profile
Institut für Informatik Universität Zürich, Universität Zürich-Nord, Binzmühlestrasse, Zürich, SwitzerlandStart of employment
Employment start date to be mutually agreed.
To apply, please gather your curriculum vitae, all grade transcripts, selected publications (if available), a list of at least three references, and your BSc/MSc theses as PDF files.
Note that we will evaluate appliations on a roling basis. So applying as soon as possible is advatagous.
The University of Zurich is committed to enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and, therefore, particularly invites women to apply. Women who are as qualified for the position in question as male applicants will be given priority.