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Guest Speakers

For Fellowship #4, JUL 8-AUG 30, 2024
Portrait of Peter Singer

Peter Singer

Emeritus Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University

Peter Singer is one of the most influential living philosophers and the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University.

He is often credited with sparking the modern animal rights movement and contributing to the rise of effective altruism through his books The Most Good You Can Do and The Life You Can Save.

His research such as Famine Affluence and Morality and Practical Ethics are taught in philosophy classes the world over. Previously, Singer co-founded Animals Australia, the country's largest animal organization, and established The Life You Can Save, which promotes effective giving to improve the lives of those in extreme poverty.

Rachel Glennerster

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

Rachel Glennerster is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and is a faculty director of the Market Shaping Accelerator which aims to accelerate innovation towards solving global challenges.

Previously, she helped to establish Deworm the World, which has helped provide 1 billion deworming treatments to children worldwide, served as chief economist for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and was the executive director of J-PAL until 2017.

She has also written on strategies to stimulate innovation, promoting more equitable access to vaccines, and the response to Ebola and COVID-19 pandemics.

Portrait of Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio

Turing Award winner and professor of computer science

Recognized as one of the leading experts in artificial intelligence, Yoshua Bengio is most known for his pioneering work in deep learning, earning him the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, “the Nobel Prize of Computing,” with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun. He is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at the Université de Montréal and scientific director of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA).

Concerned about the social impact of AI, he has written on Managing AI Risks in an Era of Rapid Progress, AI and catastrophic risk, and chairs the UK Government's International Scientific Report on Advanced AI Safety.

Portrait of Matt Clifford

Matt Clifford

Co-founder, Entrepreneur First

Matt Clifford is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First (EF), the world’s leading startup talent investor, the Chair of ARIA, the UK’s Advanced Research and Invention Agency. Matt also serves on the board of Code First Girls, which he co-founded in 2013.

In 2023, he took a sabbatical from EF to serve as the UK Prime Minister's Representative, leading preparations and negotiations for the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park. Clifford has also been involved in shaping the UK's AI strategy, having led the design work for the UK Frontier AI Taskforce and currently serving as Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the UK AI Safety Institute. He is a co-author of How to be a Founder (2022) with Alice Bentinck.


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Hear how our speakers overcame challenges and achieved success.

Get insights into important global problems, how to decide between them, and how to start solving them.

The sessions will be interactive, so you will get a chance to pose your questions to the speaker.

“I've always wanted to change the world. Before Non-Trivial it seemed like I'd only be able to after years of work in a charity foundation, or via my donations. Non-Trivial pushed me to think of ways I can contribute now, and then gave me the resources to execute on those plans! I came out of it knowing what direction I want to take my career in. I only wish the program were longer.”

- Femi, 17 (USA)
Project: Understanding Transformer Representations of Graphs

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April 28, 2024
$500 scholarship
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Ages 14-20, worldwide
JUL 8-AUG 30, 2024
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$30,000 in Funding
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