I am a software engineer from London with a strong interest in AI safety, deep learning/machine learning and effective altruism.
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.