Kickstart your AI safety research!

A weekend of intense, fun and collaborative research on the most interesting questions of our day from machine learning & ML safety!
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Locations online and in
United Kingdom
United States
1st 🏆
AI Testing jam
Discovering Latent Knowledge in Language Models
Team goldtartigradfish
Dec 2022
1st 🏆
Interpretability jam
Investigating Neuron Behaviour via Dataset Example Pruning and Local Search
Alex Foote
Nov 2022
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Collaborators from
March 1st, 2023
AI Safety Thinkathon: Think about your role in AI safety
February 10th 2023
6 locations
Scale Oversight Hackathon: Monitoring & measuring safety
Gabriel Recchia
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Follow the upcoming keynote...

AI Governance

The upcoming Alignment Jam #6 is about AI governance. With 6-8 specific cases to work from, you'll have the opportunity of a lifetime to engage with some of the major strategies to ensure that machine learning systems continue to be a positive technology for humanity!

Mechanistic Interpretability and Scalable Oversight

The latest two alignment jams from January and February 2023 were about mechanistic interpretability and scalable oversight! Participants reverse-engineered how neural networks understand information and developed novel ways to monitor AI with the guidance of our team and the wonderful Neel Nanda, Gabriel Recchia and Ruiqi Zhong. Check out the keynotes and winning presentations below!
🎥 1st 🏆 We Found " an" Neuron
🎥 1st 🏆 Automated testing of AI system deception
🎥 Keynote talk for Mechanistic Interpretability by Neel Nanda
🎥 Keynote talk for ScaleOversight by Gabriel Recchia

Hack away in teams to learn & have fun!

In-Person & Online
Join events on the GatherTown and Discord or at our in-person locations around the world!
Live Mentorship Q&A
Our central team will be available to help with any questions and theory on the hackathon Discord.
For Everyone
You can join in the middle if you don't find time and we provide code starters, ideas and inspiration; see an example.
Awards & Next Steps
We will help you take the next steps in your research journey; publishing, programmes, mentorship, etc.

Organize a local hackathon with help from us

The in-person hubs for the Alignment Jams are run by passionate individuals just like you! We organize the schedule, speakers, starter templates and funding, and you can focus on engaging your local research and engineering community. Click below and we will reach out to you.

Past experiences

See what our great hackathon participants have said
Jason Hoelscher-Obermaier
Interpretability hackathon
The hackathon was a really great way to try out research on AI interpretability and getting in touch with other people working on this. The input, resources and feedback provided by the team organizers and in particular by Neel Nanda were super helpful and very motivating!
Luca De Leo
AI Trends hackathon
I found the hackaton very cool, I think it lowered my hesitance in participating in stuff like this in the future significantly. A whole bunch of lessons learned and Jaime and Pablo were very kind and helpful through the whole process.

Alejandro González
Interpretabiity hackathon
I was not that interested in AI safety and didn't know that much about machine learning before, but I heard from this hackathon thanks to a friend, and I don't regret participating! I've learned a ton, and it was a refreshing weekend for me.
Alex Foote
Interpretability hackathon
A great experience! A fun and welcoming event with some really useful resources for starting to do interpretability research. And a lot of interesting projects to explore at the end!
Sam Glendenning
Interpretability hackathon
Was great to hear directly from accomplished AI safety researchers and try investigating some of the questions they thought were high impact.