Current systems that incorporate AI technology mainly target the introduction phase, where a core component is training and adaptation of AI models based on given example data. In contrast, the joint project SAIL (https://jaii.eu/sail) focuses on the full life-cycle moves the current emphasis towards sustainable long-term development in real life. SAIL addresses both basic research in the field of AI, its implications from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences, and concrete applications in the field of Industry 4.0 and Intelligent Healthcare. SAIL is an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional collaboration of Bielefeld University, Paderborn University, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, and OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, funded by the Ministry for Culture and Science North Rhine Westphalia.
According to the EU definition, AI systems in automation are high-risk AI systems and are therefore required to be bias-free. In this context, we are offering a PostDoc position who will lead a junior research group on ethical AI and cognitive assistance in automation at the Institute Industrial IT (www.init-owl.de) at OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts conducting research at the intersection of AI, ethics and intelligent automation. The research will focus on assistance applications for multi-modal sensor systems in the context of explainable, transparent and fair AI.
In particular, the following research tasks (100 %) will be carried out in the project: