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R42 Institute AI Fellows Program

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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

  3.  All R42 lectures

  4.  R42 Institute Certificate

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

Date: Rolling start dates for select projects. Cohort 6 starts in June 2023.

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.

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.

Current Project Offerings:

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. 3D Videoconferencing Medical Holodeck Platform (with Dr. Adrian Cable)

  1. Recently there have become available new 3D visualization tools for holographic representations.

  2. This project will involve constructing a toolkit with off-the-shelf hardware.

  3. The objective will be to create a 3D video conferencing solution so people can look at tech across the table in 3D.

  4. Will look at medical applications.

  5. REQUIREMENTS: C or C++ programming skills.

2. Crypto Prediction System  (with Dr. Jeremy Sosabowski)

  1. Crypto is now a mainstay in investment markets, However how do they work and is this an investable market. This project will look at crypto data and use existing stock market risk models to see if they still apply to the crypto segment.

  2. Pre-Reqs: Python.

3. Stock Market Prediction (with Dr. Jeremy Sosabowski and Dr. Frank Sortino)

  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.

4. Longevity Application (with Anastasiya Giarletta and Dr. Ronjon Nag)

  1. This project will involve creating an application that will help humans live longer. This project will start from a blank slate, evaluating existing approaches, and use a design thinking approach to determine user needs and potential deployment. It could involve connecting to smartwatch APIs, news APIs, and developing algorithms to provide the optimum diet and exercise regime. The project will involve creating an initial prototype.

  2. Pre-requisites: interests in wellness and longevity, smartphone app programming.

5. Mimio - Creating a Personlity Engine (with Praveena Dhanalakota)

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

- Speaker diarization

- Voice emulation

- Speech emotion recognition

- Knowledge graph for predicting possible conversations

2. Student Goals:

- Experiment on speech sentiment analysis

- To analyze voice data to understand emotion and sentiment.

- Experiment on the knowledge graph

- Recreate mannerisms based on past conversation data available. This will enable to frame interactive and therapeutic responses

- Author a blog post for experiments

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

6. No-Code AI Platform for Life Sciences (with Berke Buyukkucak)

Summary: How can we bootstrap and jumpstart the AI journey of biomedical researchers and pharma companies? is a VC-backed startup building an open-source platform providing life sciences domain experts pre-trained deep learning models as a no-code app, saving months and thousands of dollars in model training and data processing. This project would require fellows to find pre-trained models and transform them into apps working with the engineering team. Post-fellowship job opportunities are available. Pre-reqs: ML and deep learning experience preferably in life sciences. 

7.  Biotech stock investing (with Dr. Ronjon Nag)

Summary:   Biotech stocks are extremely volatile. If a biotech stock fails a trial, the stock typically crashes. Notwithstanding this, often after a trial is reframed, the company succeeds. This project will involve modelling investments in biotech stocks post crash to see if excess returns are possible post-recovery if done on a portfolio basis. the Pre-reqs: Excel.

8.  Investigating NFTs (with Dr Ronjon Nag)

This project will involve investigating the potential of NFTs (non fungible tokens). What are theya nd what are they used for and what could they be used for. The end result will be an explainer either in video or slide form on the viability of this market and serious applications. Ideally a prototype would be created.

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