A group of academics from University of Wolverhampton is currently working on submitting a proposal for EU funding under Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA). The proposal aims to build an Innovative Training Network (ITN) focused on questions related to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment, education, social security, health care and access to goods and services. It will focus primarily on exploring the phenomena of the algorithmic bias and its implications on the human rights, equal treatment and wellbeing of different groups. The purpose of an ITN is to train Early Stage Researchers from both social sciences and engineering backgrounds to create a broader perspective in dealing with European social sustainability in the digital world. The project will involve an international consortium from UK, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Belgium and Turkey.
To complete the consortium partners with the following profile are sought:
- Academic partner from social sciences area, with expertise in Gender as beneficiaries. They need to have capacities to recruit PhD students.
- Partner from industry - Artificial intelligence labs and/or recruitment companies for secondments and trainings
The deadline for the proposal is in January 2019. If successful, the project will receive the funding from the European Commission for the duration of 4 years and will cover the costs of research training programme. The funding will include allowance for researcher living and mobility costs, and institutional costs related to the running of the programme.