• Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as Psychology, Human Factors, Social Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction or similar?
• Exciting opportunity to develop the science that enables people and technology to seamlessly work together and augment each other across multiple domains
• Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
This is an exciting opportunity to be embedded in CSIRO’s new Collaborative Intelligence (CINTEL) Future Science Platform (FSP). Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are an investment in science that underpins innovation and that has the potential to help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. There is growing acknowledgement that the best results ensue when humans work collaboratively with machines in both physical and virtual/digital worlds. The Collaborative Intelligence (CINTEL) FSP will develop the science that enables human intelligence and technology to work harmoniously together across multiple domains, exceeding the performance of either alone.
The CINTEL FSP is about exploring “collaborative intelligence” and developing the science required to achieve it, leading to greater adoption and effective use of technology, enhanced productivity, and safety. It will also explore how people and machines work and learn together, while ensuring meaningful and rewarding work for people, where machines augment rather than substitute human intellect. Achieving this will require an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together experts in social science, engineering and computer science, with domain expertise in the areas in which collaborative intelligence is to be deployed.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a cohort of early career researchers working with top CSIRO scientists and engineers to re-think how to partner human and machine intelligence in symbiotic relationships. The emphasis will be on research at the cutting edge of an emerging field to explore how to work with machines to boost human capabilities, enhance human decision making and performance, and build human trust in machines.
The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary research team to define and characterise the nature and function of human trust in CINTEL by developing a framework to map the critical factors that contribute to trust in CINTEL. The aim of this research is to identify and empirically test which aspects of trust are important, at which stage and for whom, and how to achieve and maintain that trust. This will include developing a broad understanding of what constitutes a CINTEL system from a Human Factors’ point of view and which contextual factors may contribute to how trust in CINTEL is established (or eroded) and maintained (and how these factors are similar to or different from factors contributing to trust in related technologies such as AI or automation more broadly).