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.
The program mentors are Tegan McCaslin (FRI), Molly G Hickman (FRI), Avital Morris (FRI), David Owen (Epoch), Ben Cottier (Epoch) and Pablo Villalobos (Epoch). You can find out more about the mentors in the original post.
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.
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.
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 world. To remove barriers to attendance, we will be offering $1000 stipends to accepted participants who solicit it.
You can apply now and until the
19th 23rd of June through this form. Submit your application today!
Program meetings are expected to happen within 16:00 to 19:00 UK time / 8:00 to 11:00 West Coast time. Otherwise participants will be free to arrange their time as best suits them.