Call for Application: Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Ethically Aligned Artificial Intelligence

Mila is looking for a postdoctoral fellow who would work on ethically aligned learning machines, or how an AI can acquire moral competence. The research topic is important in the long-term for AI safety, towards building machines which can achieve specific goals while acting in a way consistent with human values and social norms. The candidate should be able to perform experiments with data (e.g. to acquire or collect relevant data from humans) and train deep learning systems towards these goals. She or he must also be able to engage with some of the philosophical issues raised by artificial moral agents and the idea of moral competence for an AI system.

Priority will be given to candidates that have a substantial knowledge in machine learning, as well as in philosophy, moral psychology or the social sciences.

The position is for one year, with possibility of renewal, at Mila. The project will involve professors Bengio (University of Montreal) and Dominic Martin (UQAM) as well as other potential collaborators in machine learning and philosophy.

To apply, please submit requested documents at, and contact Professors Bengio (via his assistant at and Martin ( by e-mail.

We will start processing applications as of September 16th 2019, and until the position is filled. Candidates are expected to start their fellowship during the Fall semester.