We run courses that support you to develop the knowledge, skills and connections to pursue a high-impact career.

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As of May 2024, we’re hiring for AI safety, biosecurity and product roles.

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AI Safety Fundamentals

Mitigating potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence

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Biosecurity Fundamentals

Preventing, detecting and defending against catastrophic pandemics

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About BlueDot Impact

Over the past decade, numerous world-changing technologies, such as generative AI models and CRISPR gene editing tools, have been developed. We believe the rate of technological development will continue at a rapid pace, with the potential to create an amazing future for all of humankind, and the potential to cause catastrophic harm to our civilisation.

The global community needs a significantly more capable and well-resourced workforce to collaboratively steer the development of emerging technologies for the benefit of all, and to mitigate and respond to emerging catastrophic threats. Few concerted efforts exist to develop or coordinate this global capability. While thousands of highly skilled and motivated people are interested in working on these issues, many don’t yet have the support, awareness or self-belief required to contribute or take a leap with their careers.

We’re focused on building courses that provide a high-quality learning experience, an engaging and empowering community, and the motivation and strategic context required to take action to solve globally pressing issues.

Knowledge: Our courses present the fundamental arguments within our focus areas, developed in collaboration with global experts. 

Skills: Projects that participants do on the course give them practical experience and allow them to take their first steps to contributing to the field.

Connections: We curate communities of engaged, talented individuals who collaborate and build relationships that benefit them throughout their careers.

Our story

BlueDot Impact was founded in August 2022, and grew out of a non-profit supporting students at the University of Cambridge to pursue high-impact careers. To learn more, check out this podcast interview and our blog.

Over the past 2 years, we’ve supported 2,500 people to learn about AI safety and pandemic preparedness, and our alumni work in critical roles across government and industry. In 2024, we will train ~3x more people than 2023 by running each of our three existing courses every four months (AI AlignmentAI GovernancePandemics). In 2025, we will design more courses on important topics, build a platform to enable local communities to run amazing versions of our courses, and provide intensive support for our top alumni to start new projects.

Team

Adam Jones
AI Safety
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Dewi Erwan
Director
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Li-Lian Ang
Product
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Luke Drago
AI Governance
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Will Saunter
Biosecurity
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Inspiration

Carl Sagan
Many of the dangers we face indeed arise from science and technology—but, more fundamentally, because we have become powerful without becoming commensurately wise. The world-altering powers that technology has delivered into our hands now require a degree of consideration and foresight that has never before been asked of us.
Carl Sagan
Margaret Mead
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

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