Aidan Gomez awarded Open Philanthropy Fellowship
Posted: 22nd May 2019
Aidan Gomez has been awarded Open Philanthropy’s Fellowship in AI. The Open Philanthropy Project awarded approximately $2,000,000 over five years in PhD fellowship support to eight promising machine learning researchers. These fellows were selected ‘for their academic excellence, technical knowledge, careful reasoning, and interest in making the long-term, large-scale impacts of AI a central focus of their research’.
Aidan leads the research group FOR.ai, focusing on providing resources, mentorship, and facilitating collaboration between academia and industry. Aidan’s research pursues new methods of scaling individual neural networks towards trillions of parameters, and hundreds of tasks. His work takes a humanist stance on machine learning applications and their risks.