As an ADAPT funded PhD researcher you will have access to a network of 85 global experts and over 250 staff as well as a wide multi-disciplinary ecosystem across 8 leading Irish universities. We can influence and inform your work, share our networks and collaborate with you to increase your impact, and accelerate your career opportunities. Specifically we offer:
Data is commonly viewed as a valuable asset by several companies, leading researchers and practitioners to widely recognize the imperative for achieving and maintaining a high standard of data quality and value.
Several models and techniques have been proposed over the years to assess the value of data from various dimensions. However, none of these models consider dimensions that capture the toxicity of the data, its bias, or other ethical concerns.
As a large number of businesses/services regularly use AI/ML techniques to automate their decision-making processes, and due to the lack of assessment techniques that identify data toxicity and its proneness to yield biased and unethical AI/ML techniques, companies often leverage a posteriori AI Trustworthiness and Ethics assessment frameworks.
The aim of this project is to devise a framework for the assessment of data value that factors bias, ethical, and toxicity considerations prior to making the decision on using it to generate automated decision-making techniques. This research will be aligned with the EU guidelines and help promote trustworthy AI.
The successful candidate will work within a large group of Academics, Postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and Software Developers and will be part of the Transparent Digital Governance research strand of the ADAPT Centre under the supervision of Dr Malika Bendechache in the university of Galway.
Informal Inquiries can be sent to Dr Malika Bendechache(firstname.lastname@example.org)
ADAPT is committed to achieving better diversity and gender representation at all levels of the organisation, across leadership, academic, operations, research staff and studentship levels. ADAPT is committed to the continued development of employment policies, procedures and practices that promote gender equality. On that basis we encourage and welcome talented people from all backgrounds to join ADAPT.