Ajeya Cotra

Ajeya Cotra
Senior Research Analyst
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Ajeya Cotra is a Senior Research Analyst at Open Philanthropy. She’s currently working on a framework for estimating when transformative AI may be developed, which is an input into how much capital should be allocated to the potential risks from advanced AI focus area relative to other areas. Previously, she worked on broad-brush estimates of the empirical returns to funding different areas, and on how worldview diversification could be implemented in budget allocation. She joined Open Philanthropy in July 2016 as a Research Analyst. Ajeya has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where she founded the Effective Altruists of Berkeley student group and taught a course on effective altruism.