Content Researcher
Element AI
8d ago

Element AI is one of the world’s largest applied artificial intelligence companies and one of Canada’s fastest growing startups.

We constantly push the frontier of knowledge, tackling the world's biggest and most interesting challenges in artificial intelligence, machine learning and operations research.

As a Content Researcher, the candidate will contribute to several long-form publications about the impact of AI on public and private systems.

This person should be able to identify and synthesize the definitive books on subjects looking at the intersection of technology and societal institutions and to clearly spot the important novel additions other groups are publishing today.

To do this, the incumbent will have access to a wide variety of research tools and subscriptions and will be free to navigate Element AI’s unique network of influential figures in the AI space.

We are also fortunate to have an organization full of intelligent folks who are always learning on their own, and so research at Element AI is as much about looking inside the company as it is about searching the world for the right source.

This Content Researcher will be expected to wade through the relevant material on a topic and develop an outline with the managing editor, complete with sources.

The candidate does not need to be experienced efficiently turning out polished prose, though that is a plus. The material will be far-

reaching, from understanding the technology itself, to its real applications in business and its impact on society and government.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in history and economics, as well as a keen sense for the frameworks underlying the effects of industrial and technological change.

  • What you'll do : Create summaries of related reports and books that can easily be referred back to for subsequent writings;
  • Contribute to the outlining process based on your perspectives from the research; Maintain a library of reviewed material with tags and short summaries explaining their relevance;
  • Work with other teams to integrate library of reviewed material into knowledge database; Maintain an annotated bibliography of sources;
  • Be responsible for fact checking or contracting and managing a fact checker; Be a primary contributor to the glossary of terms (shared responsibility with the team).

  • We want you to join because you : Have an advanced university degree (masters and up) in history, economics, or law; Have experience in book research projects and managing and organizing information;
  • Are comfortable with sharing unfinished work to make sure research is staying on target; Have a demonstrated interest in AI;
  • Are comfortable with adapting and re-prioritizing their activities in response to changing constraints; Are a critical thinker;
  • Have a quality method of synthesis and analysis (good at assimilating large amounts of information quickly); Are able to make connections between different concepts or schools of thought and shape a compelling narrative;
  • Are organized and a good planner, comfortable with a high degree of autonomy; Have a good sense of discretion and confidentiality (the researcher might be trusted with sensitive data);
  • Have a great sense of pedagogy and able to quickly master the landscape of new areas of research; Are intellectually curious and creative;
  • Have already read significant business books on AI and technology, whether classic or contemporary, such as The Master Algorithm , Prediction Machines , and / or Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital (Carlota Perez), is a major plus.

  • What we offer for your valuable work : Highly dynamic, innovative, passionate, intrapreneurial team; Open and inclusive company culture;
  • Participation in company employee benefits program; Flexible hours (outside of core hours). We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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