Wednesday 21 December 2022

Winter Applied Rationality Program (WARP) 2023

The Winter Applied Rationality Program (WARP) is an immersive workshop for analytically-minded students looking to understand themselves and the world. 

Where: USA 
When: March 2023 
Who: Applicants between 16-19 years old. 

From FAQ:
Who is the camp for?
At WARP, we're all about figuring out how to improve our thinking, and how that can translate into better doing. We welcome students curious about decision-making and modeling the world, and figuring out how to better test their beliefs against reality. If you're passionate about mathematics, logic, cognitive science, philosophy, economics, or history, we'll probably love to have you! 

Application is now open. Apply here. The application deadline is December 29, 2022.

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from game theory, cryptography, and mathematical logic, to AI safety, styles of communication, and cognitive science. The goal of the program is to help students hone rigorous, quantitative skills as they acquire a toolbox of useful concepts and practical techniques applicable in all walks of life. WARP's tuition, room, and board are free for all admitted students. Need-based travel scholarships are also available.

WARP is a collaborative project between the Summer Program for Applied Rationality (ESPR) and Cognition (SPARC) team, which often runs camps in the USA, and the European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR) team, which runs them in the UK.

The WARP, ESPR and SPARC are good programmes! Lim Li went ESPR in 2017, from 18 August to 1 September. Some photos can be found in this post.