I’m a research/software engineer based in Oakland and wishing to do good. I’m interested in the long term future of the world, and am afraid of risks from advanced technology. I currently think most about artificial intelligence, which seems likely to be transformative in my lifetime.

In my free time, I like to:

  • Appreciate things humans have produced, e.g. playing games, doing puzzles, reading, watching shows, listening to music, learning about past discoveries. Here are some of my favorite things.
  • Spend time with my family and friends.
  • Work on a variety of side projects.
  • Think and very occasionally write up thoughts. I wish I could say I thought about all manner of worldly topics, but it’s really just computer science and technology.


As of 2024/05/26, I am not under any legal non-disparagement obligations to OpenAI.