Elizabeth Barnes

Field: AI Safety, currently

Position & Organization: About to start as a member of the safety team at OpenAI

Do you have any advice for women who want to enter this field? You can probably learn things much faster than you expect. It’s easy to think that learning some new skill will be impossibly hard. I’ve been surprised a lot of times how quickly things go from being totally overwhelming and incomprehensible to pretty alright.

Apply for things you feel like you aren’t qualified for. If you’re not getting rejected lots of the time, you’re setting your ambitions too low.

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