AI for Good Foundation Fellowship Program
Each Summer AI for Good Foundation invites Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doctoral applicants for our competitive Summer Fellowship Program.
This week, we hear from fellow Dan Zhao:
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF, AND WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO STUDYING/WORKING IN AI:
While my background was originally in economics, I found myself doing all sorts of things in machine learning research, data science, policy, strategic partnerships and business development, etc. in a variety of different industries and settings. However, each place had its own incentives that weren’t necessarily aligned with the overall good or towards issues that really require addressing if we’re to address some of the large and perhaps existential threats looming over us.
IF YOU WERE NOT IN YOUR STUDY, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING?
Trying to become a physicist or trying to go into politics.
WHAT IS CURRENTLY AT THE TOP OF YOUR TO-DO LIST?
Trying to find ways to effectively bring together my different experiences across industry, academia, and government in a way that can help solve problems more effectively or in a fundamentally different (but still helpful) way, and thinking and worrying about the current state of the world.