About AI Safety Support
Our mission is to reduce existential and catastrophic risk from AI, by supporting everyone who wants to work on this problem. We want to give as many people as possible the chance to succeed.
Our guiding principles:
Research is done by people. The best way to get excellent research is to take excellent care of current and future researchers. We believe in kindness and friendship, both because these things are instrumentally important to success and because we care about the individuals involved.
Helping instead of vetting. We will not waste your time by asking you to prove to us that you are promising enough. We will just get directly down to helping you. Because that is how we’ll both find out what you can do.
Same-sidedness. If you want to save the world then we want to empower you, because your success is our success. You don’t even have to agree with us regarding the previous two principles. Even if you think that stuff about kindness is naive nonsense, and you only want to save the world for selfish reasons, we still offer to help you.
What we actually do:
One-on-one career advice. The main thing we do is to just talk to people one-on-one. You tell us where you are on your journey, and we will tell you what lies ahead of you and advise you on what to do next.
Community building. A community is made of people who know each other. We are making AI Safety more connected, by introducing you to each other, by running events and creating places to meet. We want you to have enough friends, discussion partners and loose acquaintances in the AI Safety space, so that you can thrive.
And various other things… We are a new organisation trying things out. To learn more about what we are up to at the moment, have a look at events and resources, and subscribe to our newsletter.
If you share our mission you are more than welcome to join us. We will be happy to share our resources and network with you. If you have your own ideas for something you want to do to support AI Safety research, we will help you . If you have some time you want to donate to our projects, then get in touch and we will discuss ways you can help, while respecting the value of your time.
If you want to join forces with us, here's what you should do:
Book a call with us . We want to get to know you, learn about your plans and ideas, and figure out how we can best help each other.
AI Safety Support Ltd
AI Safety Support Ltd is an Australian company limited by guarantee and a registered charity with that Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.
PO Box 1095 North Sydney NSW 2059, Australia