What we do

Our primary purpose is to connect doctoral and postdoctoral researchers that are investigating the ethics of AI. We connect through a variety of events such as reading groups, masterclasses, and mini-conferences. As we are located all over the globe, we rotate timeslots for our events to ensure that people in all timezones can attend some events.

All of our internal events are organised via our SLACK workspace. Many of these events are also posted to our LinkedIn members group. Public facing events are announced on this website and in LinkedIn posts. Members join through our LinkedIn page and then can request an invite to the SLACK members workspace. Membership is restricted to: PhD students, research students (i.e. Master’s by Research or Philosophy), Post-Doctorates, recent PhD graduates, and early career researchers who hold a research degree.

Reading Groups

We have several internal reading group meetings throughout the year. Topics are all focussed on the ethics of AI and are selected by the group. Members are encouraged to suggest academic papers or book chapters in the field of AI Ethics. Members are also encouraged to volunteer to host reading groups. As we are scattered across many timezones, it is helpful to have members from various geographic regions contribute to this core function of our group.

Masterclasses

Several times a year the group invites leading experts in the ethics of AI to come and speak to the group and lead new discussions. Masterclasses are restricted to members only.


Conferences

Once a year we host an external-facing conference. At this event, members will present some of their work in 5 or 10 minute vignettes. Only members and invited keynote experts are able to present, but attendance is open to everyone.

Non-members can sign up to email updates to be informed when these happen. Go to Contact page to do that.

LinkedIn

Our group started on LinkedIn, this platform remains an important professional face to the wider community. Members share resources, job opportunities, and their successes on this platform. LinkedIn is also the entry point for new members as well as a way to explore in more depth the expertise of each member.

Our group’s LinkedIn page is here.

SLACK

We use the productivity platform SLACK for organising our group and informal discussions about the ethics of AI and the PhD journey. It is on the SLACK space where most of our chatting and informal networking happens. Our SLACK site is for members only.

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