Application Deadline: September 2, 2018.

Assembly gathers a small cohort of technologists, managers, policymakers, and other professionals to confront emerging problems related to the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence. 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. Read more about the program:
The cohort will divide into teams to create actionable projects that address real-world problems, either as part of ongoing Initiative work or as part of a new Assembly project. For example, last year, teams built a prototype to circumvent facial recognition systems using adversarial attacks, developed a playbook for cities interested in purchasing or developing AI systems, and created a prototype of a dataset “nutrition label”, among other projects.


We are looking for professionals who are interested in artificial intelligence and governance issues, as well as experience in one or more of the following areas: communications, data science, development, entrepreneurship, machine learning, policy / law, project management, or other relevant skills.


The program will take place from March 2019 – June 2019.

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

Location: In-person attendance in Cambridge is required for the first two weeks and final few days of the program. For the remaining twelve weeks, in-person attendance is encouraged and has shown to be most successful, but it is not required. Regardless of location, participants must be accessible and available to collaborate with their teams.

Stipend: Participants will receive a $2,500 stipend.


The application below has three parts: 1) applicant information, 2) application questions, 3) resume & references. It is due by Sunday, September 2, 2018.


For questions about the program or would like to get in touch, please email at or visit the official website here.

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