Hugging Face has launched a 9-month AI Research Residency Programme. The residents will work alongside researchers from Hugging Face’s Science Team to pick a research problem and then develop machine learning techniques to solve it in an open and collaborative way.
“Applicants from all backgrounds are welcome! Ideally, you have some research experience and are excited about our mission to democratize responsible machine learning. The progress of our field has the potential to exacerbate existing disparities in ways that disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society — including people of colour, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ+ people. These communities must be centered in the work we do as a research community. So we strongly encourage proposals from people whose personal experience reflects these identities,” Douwe Keila, head of research at Huggingface
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How to apply
Since the focus will be on developing machine learning techniques, the application should show evidence of programming skills and of prerequisite courses, like calculus or linear algebra, or links to an open-source project that demonstrates programming and mathematical ability. The applicant should show interest in effecting positive change through AI in any number of creative ways.