FAQ

  • How is the camp different from the summer school on Human-aligned AI, also in Prague?
    • The summer school has the more usual format of an academic summer school, where more senior researchers teach semi-advanced to advanced topics. Some of the differences: there are no lectures at the camp, and no research done directly at the school. While the school is more geared toward academia, we believe many possible participants may benefit from attending both events.
  • Where will the camp take place?
    • In ecocentre Loutí, roughly one hour outside of Prague, Czechia. Travel from Prague to Loutí is possible by Prague public transport and we will also run a shuttle.
  • How much will the camp cost?
    • Attendance is free! The costs for accommodation and catering are covered by our sponsors. Participants will have to pay for traveling to and from Prague. 
  • Can I get my travel costs reimbursed?
    • There will be a budget for reimbursing travel costs of low-income participants. The exact conditions will depend on our funding situation. Please state in your application form if you require financial support for travel costs.
  • How much time will I need to put in before the camp?
    • There is a 6-7 weeks preparation phase before the camp. The required time differs between teams, but we suggest spending at least one full day per week on camp preparation.
  • How much time will I need to put in after the camp?
    • There is no official requirement and it depends on your team. Chances are that your team will want to spend some time in remote collaboration to write up their results in a publishable form. While this is possible during the camp time, most groups find it difficult to complete both the research and writing aspects of their project.
  • Can I work on other things during the camp time?
    • We ask participants to free up their schedule such that they can fully focus on the camp while they are at the location.
  • I can only join for a part of the time. Is that okay?
    • It’s best to be present for the entire duration of the camp. There is no fixed rule for how many days one can miss while still making significant contributions to their team, but we will prefer applicants who can be present for the whole event. If you can’t make it for the full duration, contact us.
  • Can I join more than one team?
    • No, you won’t be able to participate in two teams at the same time. However, you’re very welcome to give feedback to another team or discuss their topic in the off-work time.
  • Can I participate without joining a team?
    • The idea of the camp is to enable collaborators to come together, so the choice of a team is crucial to the camp experience.