Do you want to be part of the AI, Media & Democracy Lab? We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher
with a profile in communication science
The AI, Media and Democracy ELSA Lab’s aim is to set up an experimental space and testbed for novel ways of applying AI in the media. Journalists, media professionals, designers, citizens, researchers and public and societal partners bring in their challenges in using AI in the media. The lab investigates how AI-driven applications in the media change the public sphere, civic engagement and economic competition. We develop and test new AI-applications to help solve problems such as disinformation, algorithmic bias and filter bubbles. Together with our partners we also (co)-create new ethical and legal frameworks for responsible uses of AI that align with fundamental rights, public values and the European regulatory framework.
For this position, we are looking for a postdoc to investigate how the introduction of (generative AI is changing the relationship between media, users & AI and the effects for democratic engagement. How can AI-driven applications be designed in a way to earn trust and acceptance, solve problems such as disinformation, but also how AI-driven applications can create new user experiences. Tasks include
- Develop, conduct, and publish research on media and AI and present on (inter)national conferences;
- Contribute to the public debate and organise activities as part of AIMD and related groups at the University of Amsterdam;
- Contribute to events, research meetings, and grant applications;
- Collaborate with other researchers.