We’re investigating the trajectory of AI for the benefit of society
Epoch is a research institute investigating key trends and questions that will shape the trajectory and governance of AI
“Epoch's rigorous analysis of trends in AI and machine learning provides essential insights for understanding a fast-moving field. Epoch's analysis is a helpful guide for policymakers to better understand how the landscape of AI is shifting beneath our feet, empowering policymakers to make fact-informed decisions.”
“Epoch is one of the coolest (and in my opinion underrated) research orgs for understanding trends in ML. Rather than speculating, they meticulously analyze empirical trends and make projections for the future. Lots of interesting findings in their data!”
“How AI should be governed depends hugely on empirical factors: what is needed to train frontier AI systems, in terms of costs, model size, and so on? How should we expect that to change? Epoch has in a short time produced some of the most useful work out there on these questions. I expect their research to continue informing my views and my work in years to come.”
“Epoch does the most thoughtful and best-researched survey work in the industry. Several times I have thought I found errors in their results, only to discover when going through their notebooks that they had it right. They are my go-to resource for field-wide trends.”
“I feel like I wouldn't have nearly as good an understanding of the important trends in AI and their future implications without Epoch.”
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Discover our work
We are working on reports, papers, models, and visualizations to advance evidence-based discussions about AI.
Machine Learning Trends
A collection of key data from our research on machine learning.
Parameters, Compute and Data
A visualization of the characteristics of hundreds of notable machine learning models developed since the 1950s.
Revisiting Algorithmic Progress
Using a dataset of over a hundred computer vision models, we've quantified the rate of algorithmic improvements over the last decade.
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We're always looking for dedicated people from diverse backgrounds to collaborate on and contribute to our research.