Ajeya Cotra

Senior Research Analyst

Ajeya is a Senior Research Analyst at Open Philanthropy. She’s currently thinking about the likelihood that powerful AI systems may be misaligned, and what technical work may help to reduce that risk. Previously, she worked on estimating when transformative AI might be developed, estimating the expected returns to funding across different longtermist cause areas, and thinking about 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.