Columbia Effective Altruism and Roosevelt at Columbia are hosting an AI policy hackathon on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9am to 7pm EDT (UTC-4:00), open to virtual and in-person student participants! As artificial intelligence is expected to have a dramatic influence on our world in the coming decades, it’s increasingly urgent to develop policies for governments and corporations to reduce risks from advanced AI. During the hackathon, your team of 1–4 people will write and present a brief policy memo, developing your experience with AI governance and effective policy research. No prior experience with AI governance or policy writing is required. Up to $3,000 in prizes available. Register here!
We’re also looking for judges, mentors, and talk/workshop presenters! They can be in-person or virtual. We’re ideally looking for them to have some exposure to AI governance for reducing existential risk (e.g., have read content equivalent to EA Cambridge’s AI Governance program). We’re excited about the potential for this hackathon to introduce students to the field of AI governance and engage them in reducing long-term risks. Register to be a judge, mentor, or speaker
We’d also appreciate it if you shared the participant or judge/mentor/speaker form with anyone you think would be interested.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment here or message me on the EA Forum.