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AI Safety Quest
Many people want to help with AI Safety, but don’t know where to start. AI Safety Quest is designed to help new people more easily navigate the AI Safety ecosystem, connect with like-minded people and find projects that are a good fit for their skills.We offer help in 3 main ways:
Navigation Calls for 1-on-1 advice
Quest Parties to help you form/join a team to do learn or work
Tavern Time drop in to our virtual office hours with thoughts and questions
Learn more about us or volunteer with us.
Tavern Time (Office Hours)
Come to AI Safety Quest Tavern Time to meet us and others in the community, ask questions, get advice, share your work, and anything else that's on your mind. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole hour.Why Tavern Time?
In a role-playing game, a location where characters gather to share stories, progress, questions, and hints is often called a "tavern" or "inn." These social hubs are typically found in towns or cities within the game world and serve as places for adventurers to rest, meet new companions, obtain information, and pick up quests or rumors about nearby events or locations.We feel this is a great description of the type of community we hope to build around these events and we hope you'll help us build it by joining.
Our events are available through our calendar on AddEvent. You can join individual events or subscribe to the entire calendar.
We offer advising calls to people who are committed to reducing catastrophic risk around the development of AI. In these calls, we learn about your interests and background. We aim to understand the unique challenges you are facing. Based on that information, we direct you to the most relevant resources and communities in the ecosystem.We target these calls at people who:
Believe AI may pose a catastrophic risk (lead to harm on a large scale including widespread damage, loss of life, and suffering)
Have a basic understand of what is meant by AI Safety and AI Alignment
Are planning on volunteering or working in the field
For those newer to AI Safety or not necessarily thinking about working in it, please stop by our tavern time.
To apply for a 1 on 1 call please fill out the form below
Volunteer with Quest
AI Safety Quest is a fully volunteer-based organization. We are excited about our ambitious mission of providing infinitely scalable onboarding, advising, and group learning coordination to promote AI Safety.Skills and requirements
Our volunteer needs are changing rapidly as we scale up, so it's better to let us know what you're good at. Generally, our work can benefit from project management, product management, and operations skills. Ideally, we want volunteers to be able to commit to 3+ hours volunteering per week for at least a few months.How to get started
Please come meet with us by attending our fortnightly Volunteer with AI Safety Quest! meeting or coming to tavern time. You can find both on our calendar at AddEvent.
We need skilled and courageous adventurers
Will you take up this quest?If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.
We are a team of volunteers who believe we need many more people working on reducing the risk around AI. We gathered around Alignment Ecosystem Development and started Quest in early 2023.Please feel free to email us at hello at aisafety dot questTeam members
Alex - previously a management consultant, but now switched to helping grow the alignment ecosystem. Also interested in AI governance/policy.
Chris - works part-time in IT and cybersecurity. He is interested in AI governance, making vegetarian Indian dals, and inline skating.
Eric (plex) - free agent working on many projects in the alignment ecosystem.
Jonathan - a previous mechanical engineer with 7 years of experience. Also passionate about AI governance, forecasting, and GPR (Global Priorities Research).
Sophia - a writer and editor who wants to solve alignment so she can be eternally youthful and travel the galaxy.
We are piloting quest parties.We aim to act as a community group catalyst. We don’t build and run the groups. We aim to help the parties form, coordinate, and get the quest going. To that end, we might provide services like facilitator training, scoping feedback, cohort organizing and logistics.If you're interested in leading a quest party during the pilot phase, please come meet with us by attending our fortnightly Volunteer with AI Safety Quest! meeting or coming to tavern time. You can find both on our calendar at AddEvent.