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Do you have an interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Does the safe integration of AI with its constantly expanding capabilities concern you? Are you curious about how you might align your career to contribute to reducing the dangers posed by advanced AI, which could potentially become one of the most critical challenges of our time?

AI Safety

Emerging technologies introduce fresh avenues for advancement, yet frequently introduce unprecedented hazards.

We believe that advanced artificial intelligence (AI) will stand as one of the most influential innovations of this century. Nevertheless, the existing challenges within contemporary machine learning (ML) systems may well intensify as these systems' capabilities advance.

Addressing these challenges proactively will demand a collaborative endeavor involving researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the years ahead. Through our courses and resources, we aim to assist individuals who genuinely recognize their duty in ensuring the secure progression of AI.

EA NYUAD runs the programs AI Safety Fundamentals, AGI 201, and AIS Labs under its AI Safety cause-area.

AI Safety Fundamentals

Program Goals:

 

  • Break the field down into the important concepts, and have participants learn about them in a clear and high-fidelity way.

  • Support participants to better understand the field, gain a foothold in the space, and be better placed to do high-quality research

  • Provide collaboration and networking opportunities, as well as knowledge of relevant career opportunities, for participants

AI Safety Fundamentals | Summer 2023

 

  • 7-week program during June-August 2023

  • 2-3 hours of reading per week

  • 1 hour facilitated discussions per week in cohorts of 4-5 Timings for each cohort will be selected according to the availabilities of each cohort member.

  • Facilitators are EA NYUAD members -- not necessarily researchers themselves, but will have a fair amount of AI alignment context.

  • Networking opportunities during the programme to meet and socialise with other participants

  • The programme may involve speaker events with experienced AI alignment and governance researchers and professionals.

AGI 201

This curriculum aims to give participants more advanced knowledge about alignment questions to understand the frontier of current research discussions. It is preferable, but not required for students to have basic ML knowledge.

Prerequisites:

• AI Safety Fundamentals

 

The general curriculum we’ll be covering will be adapted from here.

AGI 201 | Summer 2023

 

  • 7-week program during June-August 2023

  • 2-3 hours of reading per week

  • 1 hour facilitated discussions per week in cohorts of 4-5 Timings for each cohort will be selected according to the availabilities of each cohort member.

  • Facilitators are EA NYUAD members -- not necessarily researchers themselves, but will have a fair amount of AI alignment context.

  • Networking opportunities during the programme to meet and socialise with other participants

  • The programme may involve speaker events with experienced AI alignment and governance researchers and professionals.

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