OpenAI has announced the return of its Residency program, offering researchers and engineers from diverse fields a chance to delve into AI and machine learning. This initiative aims to bridge the knowledge gap by providing participants with valuable skills and expertise.
The Residency program is particularly advantageous for researchers specializing in fields beyond deep learning, such as mathematics, physics, or neuroscience. It also welcomes software engineers with exceptional talent looking to transition into AI research roles.
During the program, participants collaborate with OpenAI’s research teams to address real AI challenges while receiving a full salary. OpenAI values excellence from individuals with various educational backgrounds, including self-taught enthusiasts, and encourages a diverse applicant pool to enrich its work.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, underscores the program’s significance, emphasizing that it provides a valuable opportunity for curious, passionate, and skilled individuals to focus on AI and machine learning and contribute to shaping the future. Residents are considered full-time employees, rendering them ineligible for concurrent enrollment in academic programs. Those interested in the Residency can decide to leave their educational program or apply closer to its completion, typically around three months before finishing.
The program is based at OpenAI’s headquarters in San Francisco, California, and offers a flexible work environment, with an expectation for residents to be present in the office at least three days a week. Relocation assistance is available as needed.
Participants can anticipate an annual salary of $210,000, inclusive of benefits, as part of their total compensation package. OpenAI is dedicated to providing immigration and sponsorship support tailored to individual circumstances.
Furthermore, OpenAI is gearing up for its inaugural developers’ conference, OpenAI DevDay, scheduled for November 6. The event will feature a keynote address, breakout sessions led by OpenAI’s technical staff, and numerous anticipated announcements.