Cohere For AI is a research lab that seeks to solve complex machine learning problems. We believe the best minds transcend borders and that discoveries are often made off the beaten path. Today, I am excited to announce the launch of our Cohere For AI Scholars Program, designed to help change where, how, and by whom research is done.
Progress in machine learning is moving at an incredible pace, and broadening access to participation in fundamental research is essential to pioneering new advancements. Still, there are very few settings to conduct research on cutting-edge NLP problems, and limited access to large-scale ML experimental settings. Our goal is to change that and support the next generation of rising stars as they embark on their research journey.
What is the Scholars Program?
The Scholars Program provides the opportunity to work alongside some of the best researchers and engineering expertise in the world — exploring the unknown, together. It will serve as an open, supportive environment that provides an alternative point of entry into NLP research. We won’t insist on prior degrees or formal experience working in a research lab. Instead, our goal is to identify emerging talent around the world. In fact, our one criterion for selection is that you cannot have published a machine learning research paper previously.
If accepted, you’ll join a dedicated team of passionate researchers and industry experts from January to August 2023, and will be paired with a project proposal, allowing you to grow as a researcher. Participation is full-time, remote-first and paid. As part of the program, Scholars will have access to a large-scale experimental framework, and will help advance our commitment to supporting responsible, fundamental research on machine learning topics while prioritizing good stewardship of open source scientific practices.
If you are an aspiring NLP researcher and looking for an opportunity to develop your research skills, your journey starts here.
Stay up-to-date on the application process by checking out our website and following us on Twitter. To learn more about our program specifics, the application process and for helpful tips, watch our Information Session video. Applications are due November 7.
About Cohere For AI
Cohere For AI launched in June of this year. We are a non-profit research lab and community dedicated to contributing fundamental research in machine learning, working to solve some of the field's most challenging problems. Our programs include supporting community-driven research across fundamental machine learning topics, our full-time research positions and lab, and our speaker series, which provides a forum for important and timely discussions on machine learning topics. We welcome anyone to apply to join our community and register for our upcoming speaker series.