I am a software engineer from London with a strong interest in AI (machine learning/deep learning & AI safety). In my spare time, you’ll usually find me1 spending time with my friends and family, learning about AI2, 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.