Cohere For AI

Cohere For AI is a non-profit research lab that seeks to solve complex machine learning problems. We support fundamental research that explores the unknown, and are focused on creating more points of entry into machine learning research.

Fundamental research lab

We work at the frontier of AI progress with the goal of solving cutting edge scientific problems. We see contributions to traditional conferences and publications in journals as an important part of our work, but also support efforts that go “beyond the research paper” and encourage scientific communication through different mediums. We drive the creation of new research spaces and breakthroughs that changes where, how and by whom research is done. We believe that technology is powerful, and empowering different perspectives ensures responsible innovation.

Open Science Initiative

We’re not just another research group. We are a hybrid lab with both a dedicated research staff and support for open science initiatives. We collaborate openly with independent researchers all over the world to conduct top-tier ML research.


Our open science research community is a space where researchers, engineers, linguists, social scientists, and lifelong learners connect and collaborate with each other. We come together from over 100 countries around the world and support large and small scale research collaborations.

Our programs

Advancing the NLP space through our programs.

ACCELERATING MULTILINGUAL AI THROUGH OPEN SCIENCE

Introducing Aya

About

Aya is a state-of-the-art multilingual open-source research model and dataset covering 101 languages. Developed by 3000 independent researchers from 119 countries, Aya aims to fast-track multilingual AI progress.

academic support

Research grant

Benefits

Cohere For AI research grants are designed to support academic partners who are conducting research with the goal of releasing a peer-reviewed scientific artifact. Our program provides academic partners, developers, researchers, and other members of our community with subsidized access to the Cohere API.

Exploring the unknown together

Scholars program

About

Our Scholars Program provides the opportunity to work alongside some of the best research and engineering experts in the world. We have created an open and supportive environment that provides an alternative point of entry into machine learning research.

Spotlight papers

Past events and videos

Research is inherently a human endeavor, and our event series provide insights from beginning to breakthrough.

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Fireside Chat: Colin Raffel

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8-bit Methods for Efficient Deep Learning

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Mechanistic Interpretability: Getting Started

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Fireside Chat: Pablo Samuel Castro

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Career creation for non-standard candidates

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Fireside Chat: Samy Bengio

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Meet our research team

Our staff brings together machine learning experts to contribute to progress in machine learning through fundamental research. We are committed to open collaboration, and empowering more points of entry into machine learning research through our scholars program.

head, Cohere for ai

Sara hooker

head, Cohere for ai

Senior Research Scientist

Marzieh Fadaee

Senior Research Scientist

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Julia Kreutzer

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Research Scientist

Ahmet Üstün

Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Beyza Ermis

Research Scientist

Operations and Community Lead

Madeline Smith

Operations and Community Lead

Policy & Responsible AI Lead

Aidan Peppin

Policy & Responsible AI Lead

Operations Associate

Brittawnya Prince

Operations Associate

Research Scholar

Luiza Pozzobon

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

Viraat Aryabumi

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

Nikolas Gritsch

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

John Dang

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

Luísa Shimabucoro

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

Ayomide Odumakinde

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

Younesse Kaddar

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

Aakanksha

Research Scholar

Research Scholar

Arash Ahmadian Dehkordi

Research Scholar

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s C4AI’s origin story?
    • In 2017, a team of friends, classmates, and engineers started a distributed research collaboration, with a focus on creating a medium for early-career AI enthusiasts to engage with experienced researchers – they called it “for.ai.” Two of those co-founding members, Aidan Gomez and Ivan Zhang, later went on to co-found Cohere, and many of the original members went on to do exciting things (pursuing PhDs, working at industry and academic labs).


      At the time, For AI was one of the first community-driven research groups to support independent researchers around the world. Today, Cohere is proud to reintroduce For AI as Cohere For AI, a dedicated research lab and community for exploring the unknown, together. Watch the C4AI history video here.

  • Do you charge for your educational programs or community membership?
    • We do not charge for participating in any of our programs, and are committed to supporting educational outreach programs, which include compute resources and infrastructure needed to participate in machine learning research.

  • are you hiring for research positions or interns?
    • Our full list of positions are listed here.

  • How can I stay in touch?
  • What is Aya?
    • Aya is a state-of-the-art, open source, massively multilingual research LLM covering 101 languages – including more than 50 previously underserved languages. Learn more here.

Join our open science community

Collaborate with researchers, engineers, linguists, social scientists, and lifelong learners from 100+ countries on top-tier ML research.