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R42 Institute AI Fellows Program
June 3 (12 weeks)

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R42 Institute is running an AI Fellowship Program. A launchpad for deep technology and science disruptors, the Fellowship is designed to develop AI/machine learning, deep science, design thinking and entrepreneurial skills of emerging talent.

The Fellowship has been designed to provide each Fellow with one-on-one mentoring, an opportunity to hone their tech and science skills and combine it with design thinking tools over an accelerated period.

This is an online program, with virtual interaction.

There is no fee for the program. The Fellowship is highly competitive and spaces are limited.

AI Fellows Will Receive:

  1. . R42 Institute AI Course (both live and recorded classes) - Fellows can get accelerated content to work on their projects

  2.  One-on-one mentoring with R42 team, typically accomplished scientists and professionals with decades of experience

  3.  All R42 lectures

  4.  R42 Institute Certificate

  5.  A unique opportunity to build a wide network of inventors, entrepreneurs and investors

Rolling start dates for some projects. Main Cohort 7 starts June 2024.

Application Process:

Apply : Our application is simple. Tell us which project you are interested in, or propose a new one for R42, and a bit more background on yourself. Anyone can apply from undergraduates to career professionals.

Interview : After receiving your application, we will schedule a 20-minute online video interview with a member of the R42 team to learn more about your background and interests.

Get Notified : After the interview, you will receive an admissions decision quickly - within 1-2 days.

About R42 Institute:

R42 Institute, part of the R42 group, educates about AI, longevity, biotechnology. Its mission is to further define the university of the future which will be ever more important in the post-COVID world. This is another opportunity to seek ways to create the future and not just react to it.

2024 Projects 

Each Fellow will undertake a project. Below are the projects R42 is offering. More projects may be listed later. Please, contact us directly if you have any ideas for projects for R42 and its portfolio companies.

1. Stock Market Prediction (with Dr. Jeremy Sosabowski & Dr. Frank Sortino) FULL-WAITLIST

  1. Predicting the stock market has been the holy grail for financiers. There have been many mathematical models.

  2. Most often, however, these models rely on their own past data. We will be taking signals from a model that does not use past data and attempt to get a model that takes an ensemble of predictive signals to find the best model for the trading system.

  3. We will be working with signals from Pre-requisites: knowledge or willingness to learn, a statistical programming language. And/or user interface programming.

2. Mimio - Creating a Personality Engine (with Praveena Dhanalakota)

  1. Some of the technology areas we are focusing on are:

Enable an avatar to interject into meetings with salient thoughts and points.

Pre-requisites: Programming experience (minimum 1-2 years)

3. No-Code AI Platform using ChatGPT for Life Sciences (with Berke Buyukkucak) FULL-WAITLIST

Summary: While generative AI has gained popularity in tech, its usefulness in biology remains largely unexplored. Join our project to train a generative AI model, such as BioGPT or ChatGPT, to efficiently and creatively extract information from biomedical data. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with talented engineers in a fast-paced startup and contribute to making generative AI more accessible in scientific research through user-friendly interfaces.Post-fellowship job opportunities are available. Pre-reqs: ML and deep learning experience preferably in life sciences. 

4.  Quantum computing applications (with Dr. Adrian Cable) FULL-WAITLIST

Summary:   Quantum computing is a new computing paradigm, but what is it and can it do it anything useful  now or in the future. This project will involve researching the space, the tools, and running simulation tools. 

5.  Vaccine for aging  (with Dr. Ronjon Nag and Dr. Yasaman KalantarMotamedi)

Summary:   A project to find the minimum genetic signature coverimg as many age related diseases a s possible and using computational techniques to find therapeutics that could affect the signature.

6.  AI for Female Aging  (with Linda Oleson)

Summary:   Can we use generative AI to create a female aging advisor - providing advice to females as they age.

This will involve fine tuning or prompt engineering to create a chat app.

7.  AI Ethics (with Zixuan An) - FULL WAITLIST

Summary:   Can we create a framework for AI ethics.

8.  Creating an AI patent generator (with Kristin Smith & Dr. Ronjon Nag)

Summary:   Usually its very difficult to create and draw up the claims to generate a patent,.

This project will investigate the use of LLMs to create the first draft of a patent using prompt engineering and/or fine tuning ensuring that intellectual property doesn't get added to the core database run by the company hosting the LLM

9.  R42 XPRIZE Healthspan Prize Submission (with Dr. Ronjon Nag) FULL - WAITLIST

Summary:  Assist R42 create XPRIZE submission for its portfolio company offerings.

10.  X10e - Non-invasive bio-sensing technology for the human body ( With Dr. Veronese and Dr. Ronjon Nag)


Numerous vital signs illustrate that every square centimeter of the human body contains measurable data. We endeavored to gather every observable parameter to delineate the boundaries of your "health data self" and correlate data using LLM  for a healthier and longer life. 


Prerequisite: Some level of Programming (Python, LLM preferred) and/or medical, biotech, bioengineering, math biology experience 

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