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I'm a high-school student and Non-trivial winner aiming to have a counterfactual positive impact through my career and giving.

Me and my team came first in Non-trivial Fellowship #2, winning $17,000 for our policy proposal on how to improve the information security of leading AI companies in order to reduce the associated risks from a breach, theft, or destruction of a frontier AI model.

I'm currently working on AI information security governance as I think it's an area where I can make headway.

How others can help me

Have a low bar for reaching out - if you're seeing this profile, we'd probably get on!

In particular, I'm always open to:

  • Career advice - "Should I go into AI?" being the main question
  • Upskilling, networking, and internship opportunities
  • Effective project ideas with counterfactual impact

How I can help others

I can give advice to students about whether to apply to Non-trivial (very likely yes - the Fellowship is amazing!).

I'm also happy to give feedback on drafts and posts.


I wanted to add my experience as a Non-trivial winner to show the positive impact it's had on me and my career trajectory, and hopefully show why you should consider applying if it's a good fit.

I completed the Fellowship over the summer as part of a team working on policy to improve the information security of leading AI companies. We were awarded first prize in both the main category and AI Governance Grand Challenge for our final outputs - you can watch our presentation and read our policy proposal, with the supporting list of promising security practices.

Here's some of the counterfactual impact that completing the Fellowship has had on me:

  • It demonstrated that there's nothing stopping me from contributing right now, so I'm continuing to work on projects in AI infosec and other areas
  • It significantly increased my confidence, agency, and professionalism
  • I now plan to work on AI safety (or whatever's high impact while still being fun) where I was previously interested in cybersecurity and finance
  • I met some really cool people in the process!

The feedback and advice of Peter and the facilitators was especially valuable as a Fellow, along with the resources Peter created and compiled. This suggests that a good Program Manager and Program Associate could be particularly important in increasing the Fellowship's impact, as there's lots of low-hanging fruit still out there.

Overall, I would really encourage applying if you think these roles might suit you. The Fellowship really helped me and was massively fun, and getting the right people working on it could make it even better!

Having just spent the last 30 minutes trying it out, it's safe to say that I'm very excited about Neuronpedia. It's a fun, collaborative, positive-sum game with an excellent user experience, making it easy and enjoyable to play.

This is a great idea with great execution - I'd recommend giving it a go if you're currently on the fence. Congratulations on public release!