Opportunities to Explore

The WEDF has recently opened applications for its student initiative and would like to invite Phiers to apply with a short submission centring on a pressing problem related to Data Ethics. Selected candidates will be rewarded with a Free Ticket to their yearly event taking place on 17-19 of March 2021 dedicated to all things ‘ethics and data’. Priding itself on its interdisciplinary approach to the use and future of data the WEDF is the perfect opportunity for Phiers to network and kickstart a career in data ethics!

Click here to find out more about the WEDF, its student initiative, and how you can get involved!

Use the following code for an exclusive Let’s Phi Discount of 25% on Forum Tickets!: LETSPHI25

ForHumanity is a volunteer organisation that aims to develop a crowd sourced independent audit of AI systems in order to mitigate the risks that autonomous technologies pose to society! They are always on the lookout for contributors and represent a unique opportunity to get involved in the burgeoning field of AI Ethics!

WANBAM is a non-profit organisation that connects and supports women, non-binary, and transgender individuals seeking career guidance and advice. They have recently opened their mentee applications for 2021, presenting an ideal opportunity for individuals early in their careers who would benefit from some guidance or advice, especially when it comes to imposter syndrome or being a woman/non-binary individual in typically male-dominated fields.

  • McKenna Fitzgerald, who spoke at Let’s Phi’s last Conference is a Mentor at WANBAM and has made herself available to answer any questions you may have about mentorship or menteeship.
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  •                                                                                Feel free to contact McKenna
  •                                                                                                            OR
  •                                             Visit WANBAM to find out more about becoming a mentee!

Considering a career in entrepreneurship? Y-Combinator’s Startup School is a global community of founders that provides a free online program walking you through how to become your own boss! Meet with other founders, keep track of your progress, and gain access to a network of deals that will help you fund your company!

Visit Y-Combinator’s Startup Accelerator to find out more!

Effective Altruism Geneva is an organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting people in the planning and pursuit of careers that benefit not only themselves, but the world around them as well. They have recently opened up applications for a Community Building Internship aimed at everything from organising meetups, events, and workshops to doing community research, and managing their social media posts.

Follow this link to find out more about the position and how to apply!

From 28 June to 3 July 2021, KU Leuven is organising a Summer School on the Law, Ethics & Policy of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

It will offer a comprehensive overview of the various legal, ethical and policy-related issues around AI and algorithm-driven processes more broadly. The programme’s goal is to offer participants the latest insights on AI from various perspectives, and in particular the fields of law, ethics and policy.

Click here to find out more!