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  • Collectively, the world spends more on ice cream than on what it does to prevent extinction caused by technologies. (source)
  • The UN Biological Weapons Convention has a smaller budget than the average McDonalds. (source)
  • This year nearly 100 billion dollars will be spent on AI system development, but there are only 300 full time professionals dedicated to making sure AI is safe. (source) (source)

Existing and emerging technology pose real existential threats to humanity and our future as a whole. Given the gravity of these issues, there are drastically too few people working on them, and there is an immediate need for talented students to work to preserve our future, students like you.

Recognizing this need, Good Futures will run its first Futures Fellowship. The program is designed to kick start the careers of students working to preserve our future, through guided research, publishing opportunities, and access to professional conferences and retreats on these topics.

What we offer:

  • Stimulating work on a project which actually means something
  • Research experience
  • A final research project which can be linked to on a resume or LinkedIn
  • Publishing assistance
  • $1000 in cash prizes ​​​​​​
  • Connection to a professional network for a variety of relevant fields

Program Details

Commitment: 3-4 hours per week February 21st - April 30th

The program will consist of two parts:

- 4 weeks of small group discussion on specific existential risks, how to reduce them, and why we should care. 

- 6 weeks of guided collaborative research. After choosing your topic, your team will meet up weekly to call with your mentor and cowork on the project. 

Key Dates
2/9: Informational Intro Event + Pizza
2/14: Application Deadline
2/19: Meet the Fellows, social
Based on avaliability: 4 weeks of small group discussion
3/5: Project Selection Day
Based on avaliability: 6 weeks of collaborative research
4/30: Project Presentations

 If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

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