AI for Emergent Ventures

I am pleased to announce the initiation of a new, special tranche of the Emergent Ventures fund to identify and foster artificial intelligence researchers and talent in emerging economies. This tranche is thanks to a special gift from the Schmidt Futures.

Several factors — including credential requirements, long review times, and ageism — deter AI talent from seeking support for their work. EV will use its usual active approach — a super-simple application form, quick turnaround time, and its existing global network — to find both credentialed and uncredentialed talent across the world, especially in emerging economies.

Click the “Apply Now” at the normal Emergent Ventures site and follow the super-simple instructions and note how your project relates to AI as you answer the questionnaire. There is no application deadline for EV-AI, but applicants are encouraged to apply quickly, as funds are limited.

Those unfamiliar with Emergent Ventures can learn more here and here. Here is the announcement.

If you are interested in supporting the AI tranche of Emergent Ventures, please write to me or to Shruti Rajagopalan at [email protected].

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Tyler Cowen