tl;dr: Contribute to aisafety.info by answering questions about AI Safety from October 6th to October 9th. Participation in hackathons is the basis for applying to future fellowships, and there are prizes to be won by the top entrants. Register here and see the participant guide here.
What is the schedule for the event?
The event will run from Friday October 6th, 7am UTC, to Monday October 9th 2023, 7am UTC. See here for the full schedule. You are invited to participate throughout whichever parts of those days fit your schedule.
What is the format of the event?
Participants will choose questions to answer for aisafety.info, and work on these answers in google docs. Collaboration on the event will take place on Discord as well as on gather.town. I’ll be online for most of those three days to lead the event and answer any questions. See here for more details.
Are there prizes?
Yes! There will be monetary prizes of $1000, $600, $300, and $100 for the top four contributors, and $200 for the participant judged to be the most helpful to others.
The main criteria we’ll use to select winners are submitting good articles and making valuable edits to articles in progress. Contributions will also count towards applications for any future fellowships we run.
Should I participate?
- You should participate if you’re interested in contributing to AI safety (but perhaps don’t know where to start or how much you can commit). We think of helping with aisafety.info as ‘legitimate peripheral participation’ - where you can meaningfully contribute even if you’re relatively new, without making huge commitments.
- You should participate if you’re interested in working on distillation - writing clear explanations for AI Safety and other technical concepts.
- You do not have to have a high level of technical knowledge to participate. There are a wide range of questions to work on, some of which are intended to explain basic concepts to those who have never even heard of AI safety.
I'm busy between Oct 6th and 9th - can I still participate?
You can write or edit articles in any contiguous three-day period between today and Oct 9th - for example, from the 2nd to the 5th.
What is aisafety.info?
Stampy’s AI Safety Info is an interactive FAQ started by Rob Miles that aims to be the best one-stop source of information about AI existential safety, gathering summaries and links on each of hundreds of subtopics.
If you have questions about the event or anything else, feel free to ask in the comments or message me here or on Discord (Siao).