I was an art student for a bit, then taught kickboxing, then ran a small online design firm while wandering around Europe. After a few years I got bored, renovated a house in Portugal, and discovered first programming, and then effective altruism. I decided that inventing AGI would be dangerous in a fun way, so I went to St Andrews to get an MSc in Computer Science with the hope of learning how to do it – but alas, it has proved rather more difficult than I anticipated. Now I work as a research scientist, mostly working with deep neural networks, AI for medical applications, and deep learning explicability. I also like drawing, dinner parties, DIY and playing chess. I live in London with Jamie.

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