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Apply Now to Join Our Assembly Cohort in 2019!

Apply Now to Join Our Assembly Cohort in 2019!

At the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab. Applications are due Sunday, September 2, 2018!

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab are excited to announce the call for applications for the third year of Assembly, a program that gathers a cohort of technologists, managers, policymakers, and other professionals to confront emerging problems related to the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence.

Program Information

Over four months, participants engage in a design-thinking process, a course led by Harvard and MIT faculty, and a collaborative development period to explore hard problems with running code. Learn more about the program.

The cohort will divide into teams to create actionable projects that address real-world problems, either related to ongoing Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative work or as part of a new Assembly project.

Assemblers are supported by Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab staff and are advised by a board of academics, tech industry professionals, and artificial intelligence experts.

Logistical Considerations

Assembly will run from March to June 2019.

Participants are expected to be in Cambridge and participate full-time for the first two weeks of the program, and are expected to participate half-time for the remaining twelve weeks of the program.

More information is on Assembly’s site.

Applicants and Application

We are looking for professionals who are interested in artificial intelligence and governance issues, as well as experienced in one or more of the following areas:

  • Communications

  • Data science

  • Development

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Machine learning

  • Policy / law

  • Project management

  • Other relevant skills

This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn, connect, and collaborate with skilled developers and professionals across industries and backgrounds, to step back from day-to-day goals, and to explore novel solutions to difficult problems at the Berkman Klein Center and the MIT Media Lab.

Visit the Assembly site to learn more and to apply.

Applications for the 2019 Assembly program close on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

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