AI Safety Camp Toronto

Following in the footsteps of three successful European camps in 2018 and 2019, we are excited to announce that AI Safety Camp is coming to North America!

The next AI Safety Camp will be held in Toronto, Canada in early May 2020. Apply now!

Program overview

In the program, we bring together a great group of participants and find research projects to work on in teams of 3–5 participants. The program consists both of focused work time and structured content on research skills, mapping AI alignment, careers, mentoring, discussions, and researcher feedback. The goal is to work on interesting projects and gain research skills and knowledge of the AI safety area.

The research program will consist of an online topic formation and research collaboration period followed by a research retreat, overall spanning ~3 months. Most projects continue after the end of the program, some to finalize and publish their work, some become ongoing long-term projects. Participants are expected to complete all parts of the program.

Who should apply?

The intended participants are students and early career researchers wanting to work on AI safety, people switching careers, or coming from unusual backgrounds. Participants should have some familiarity with one or more fields relevant to technical AI safety or strategy research. Note that the program capacity is limited.

Timeline (tentative)

5 Feb–5 March 2019: Online topic and team formation
6 March–30 April 2020: Online research collaboration
1 May–10 May 2020: Research retreat near Toronto, Canada

Participants must take part in all parts of the program.


The AI Safety research program is funded by the Long Term Future Fund. The entire program is free for the participants. We may be able to provide financial support for travel costs, especially if you would not be able to attend otherwise.

Ready to apply?

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