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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Doctoral Scholarships in Biomimetic embodied AI / Crowd Psychology

07.01.2021, by Tina Keil

University of Sussex, UK
Application deadline: January 31st, 2021

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The University of Sussex invites applications for PhD studentships within the be.AI Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme which will bring together researchers from the humanities, life sciences and computing to pursue artificial intelligence (AI) in its original definition of understanding natural intelligence by emulating it in artificial systems. In our unique interdisciplinary centre, we will advance understanding of how the interaction between brain, body and environment gives rise to intelligence and how this insight can be used to build novel artificial intelligence.

Note: This PhD scholarship scheme includes the opportunity to do a PhD combining crowd psychology with wearable technology – contact John Drury,, University of Sussex.

PhD project

Proposed projects are detailed on the Programme Website or you can develop a proposal of your own linked to the themes:

  • be.AI rooted in the understanding gained from biological systems
  • biomimetic AI
  • embodied AI
  • be.AI applications to robotics and hybrid systems
  • consciousness and be.AI
  • ethical AI
  • be.AI to understand human behaviour
  • be.AI in music
  • philosophy of be.A

You can approach supervisors from this pool of supervisors or wider within and across the following disciplines:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Informatics
  • Robotics
  • Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Digital humanities
  • Music

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