Epoch and FRI

Epoch and FRI Mentorship Program Summer 2023

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We are thrilled to announce the Epoch and Forecasting Research Institute (FRI) mentorship program for women, non-binary people, and trans people of all genders. This program aims to provide guidance to individuals who want to contribute to the field of AI forecasting.

Applicants must be over the age of 21 and identify as women, non-binary, and/or transgender. We welcome applications from people who are enthusiastic about AI forecasting, regardless of their level of experience. If you are unsure if you would be a good fit for the program, we encourage you to apply anyway!

The program will run from Monday 3rd of July to Friday 1st of September. We expect a minimum time commitment of 10h/week from participants, including a weekly meeting with your mentor and a second weekly meeting with the rest of program participants. The program will be virtual, free of charge and open to participants around the world1. To remove barriers to attendance, we will be offering $1000 stipends to accepted participants who solicit it.

Throughout the program, the mentees will work in pairs under the guidance of a mentor to produce original research on Artificial Intelligence Forecasting. Each mentor will offer to guide a selection of projects within their expertise. Examples of projects on offer might include studying trends on the context size of Large Language Models, estimating the computational resources available to large AI companies, studying the applicability of integrated assessment models to AI and synthesizing predictors of task automation difficulty.

The program mentors are Tegan McCaslin (FRI), Molly G Hickman (FRI), Avital Morris (FRI), David Owen (Epoch), Ben Cottier (Epoch) and Pablo Villalobos (Epoch).

Ajeya Cotra (Open Philanthropy) is a research advisor to the project. The program is coordinated by Jaime Sevilla (Epoch), with the support of Maria de la Lama (Epoch). Kathryn Mecrow-Flynn (Magnify Mentoring) is a program advisor.

You can apply now and until the 19th of June through this form, or learn more in the original post. Submit your application today!

Organisation: Epoch and FRI

Budget: $1000

Contact email: maria@epochai.org

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  • Created by Maria De la Lama Laviada
  • Submitted 14 Jun
  • Last updated 14 Jun