I am a software engineer from London with a very strong interest in AI safety and effective altruism. In my spare time, you’ll usually find me1:
- spending time with my friends and family
- learning about AI2
- hanging out with other effective altruists
- at the gym or playing some sports
- training in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu
- honing my public speaking skills or
- reading a popular science book
1 Please don’t actually find me. That’s a bit creepy ...
2 Only ask me questions about AI if you really like to listen for a long time.
The Harry Potter books are my favourite series, with the Deathly Hallows being my favourite book of all time. To date, I have read each of the 7 books 10 times (each!) and have to physically restrain myself (ok, perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, but the struggle is real) from picking the Philosopher’s stone up again and rereading the series once more (only because I want to read other stuff, too).
I tend to like thought-provoking non-fiction books, usually accessible science books. Some of my favourites: The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker, Why we sleep by Matthew Walker and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari.
I've wanted to pick up a martial art for a while. Fortuitously, a new academy opened in my local gym! I have only recently started, but it's been great so far!
One of the things I like most about BJJ is being able to take down someone much larger/stronger than I am simply by knowing things like pressure points.