R42 Institute

R42 Institute AI Summer Fellows Program

R42 Institute has announced its first summer 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 summer 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 summer fellowship program. The fellowship is highly competitive and spaces are limited (1-3 students per project).


Summer Fellows will receive:


  • R42 Institute AI Summer Program course  - Fellows can get accelerated content to work on their projects

  • One-on-one mentoring with R42 team

  • All R42 lectures

  • R42 Institute certificate

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


Dates: Start Date - as soon as possible to July 21 (latest); End Date - between end of August and end of September.


Application Process:


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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. Graphical AI Platform (with Dr. Ronjon Nag)


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) principles are now widely used in industry and many disciplines, not just in computer science, but also in physics, engineering and chemistry

  • Textbooks and courseware are now available explaining AI in easy to understand language. Over time the tools have become easier to use with libraries for python. 

  • Platforms such as Tensorflow and Keras have made it much easier for those who have a python programming background to implement quite advanced AI systems such as convolutional neural networks in just a few lines of code

  • Notwithstanding this, graphical user interface platforms are few and far between, and we are far away from an “Excel for AI”. This project will start to put the framework for such a project to allow users to upload data, clean data and 

  • Change neural network parameters from a graphical user interface, maybe creating an upgraded form of playground.tensorflow.org . Pre-requisites: a python programming background.


2. Stock market prediction (with Dr. Ronjon Nag)


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

  • 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.

  • We will be working with signals from Algodynamix.com. Pre-requisites: knowledge or willingness to learn, a statistical programming language like R, Python, SAS


3. Making AI easier to explain: creation of AI examples for use in teaching (with Dr. Ronjon Nag)


  • This project will involve creating sample code in python on the google colab platform. The projects will take a problem, and have code that can upload a dataset, and allow users to change parameters in various kinds of neural networks, using the Keras platform 

  • Pre-requisites: Python


4. Chatbot Creation for 5G Messaging and AI (with Dr. Ronjon Nag)


5. Deep Science Business (with Anastasiya Giarletta)


  • This role will assist in R42 development activities, evaluating companies, reaching out to R42 portfolio companies and facilitating assistance to companies either in direct research or cross-company synergising.

  • Will write a business report after each R42 lecture for publication on Medium, company website


6. Ecosystem Development and Growth Marketing (with Anastasiya Giarletta)


  • This role will assist in R42 Institute development activities

  • Utilize digital marketing tools, including analytics 

  • Optimize marketing campaigns for R42 lectures and courses 

  • Design R42 decks and website

  • Manage all social media platforms and drive content creation

  • Write a blog post after each R42 Institute lecture for publication on Medium, company website

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