Open Philanthropy recommended a total of $746,200 over two years to the 2022 cohort of the Open Philanthropy Century Fellowship. The Century Fellowship is a two-year program that supports people early in their careers who want to work on challenges the world may face this century that could have a lasting and significant impact on the long-term future.
After an undergraduate degree in computer science, Isaac taught at a comprehensive secondary school for two years as part of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. Their interest in which global problems should be our top priorities grew during that time. After finishing their PhD in computer science, Isaac plans to help build the movement of people focused on improving how humanity’s future might go.
Jack earned his BS in Mathematics at Stanford University in 2022. While at Stanford, Jack developed an interest in the fields of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He is currently interested in pursuing and developing projects to tackle the difficult problems related to the potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence. By combining his love of math, and his compassionate nature, Jack hopes to apply his skills to projects that could have significant impacts on our long-term well-being. In his free time, he likes to run, listen to music, and learn about evolutionary biology.
Joshua is taking leave from a math degree at Columbia University to work on what he believes is the most important problem of our time: ensuring that AI systems remain safe as they become more capable. Joshua want to spend his career reducing the risk of an AI existential catastrophe, beginning by working on research with mentors in the field to develop his understanding of the problem and inform his next steps.
Julia’s background is in community building, having run Effective Altruism Oxford for a year after finishing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford. During her Century Fellowship, Julia is starting the AI Safety Hub – a team focusing on AI Safety movement building.
(Julia’s fellowship is funded by the Centre for Effective Altruism.)