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Facebook AI’s RAISE program: A new pathway to make careers in AI more accessible

This week, Facebook announced the launch of Rotational AI Science & Engineering (RAISE).

RAISE is a 24-month program offering participants full-time employment with the Facebook AI team. The point of RAISE is to bring software engineers together from a variety of backgrounds, from individual contributors just a few years out of school to experienced engineers.

What sets RAISE apart from other programs in the industry is that all participants are full-time employees at Facebook from the start, providing each individual with all the benefits of being an engineer in Facebook AI. With this innovative approach, RAISE can bring talented people from diverse backgrounds and different experiences into the field -- giving participants the opportunity to start their AI journey full-time at Facebook.

"The RAISE program is a great step towards creating a more inclusive AI ecosystem which is needed to address the challenges in AI today. This program could serve as a blueprint to create full-time opportunities in AI for diverse communities," said Susan Gonzales, CEO, AIandYou, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate diverse communities about AI.

RAISE will give participants a valuable toolkit and portfolio of projects along the way. They will learn how to apply cutting-edge research to current and upcoming products. RAISE will provide a unique AI foundation through hands-on experience in the full lifecycle of exploration, development, measurement, and deployment.

To learn more about RAISE, and to apply, read more here.

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