TLDR: Please fill out this survey if you are a potential or established ML Engineer, to let us know your thoughts and preferences on the best way to gain engineering skills.
We at Cambridge Effective Altruism CIC are interested in the demand for engineering skills in alignment, and what we can do to help increase the supply. Two ways of increasing supply of engineers in alignment are:
We will address recruitment of existing engineers in another post. This post focuses on point 2, skilling-up. We want to discover what, if anything, field builders can do to accelerate the acquisition of engineering skills amongst those interested in the alignment problem. We hope this will prime the field with altruistically motivated, highly skilled people in months or years to come.
We are keen to capture a broad view on people’s thoughts about what would be most helpful for them in gaining better engineering skills, and to understand how much interest there would be for efforts that aid that.
To do that, we’ve created a survey with our key questions. We would love to hear from you if any of the following apply:
We look forward to hearing from you!