Daniel Dewey

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I do work of a variety of kinds focused on potential risks from advanced AI; currently, I'm a program officer for the Open Philanthropy Project. I was previously a research fellow at the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology at the Future of Humanity Institute and Oxford Martin School, a software engineer at Google Seattle, and a student researcher at Intel Labs Pittsburgh during my undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University. I live in Portland, OR, with a beautiful tattoo / prose / comics artist.

I subscribe to effective altruism (see also this excellent post), and I've taken the Giving What We Can Pledge. I think the long-term future is overwhelmingly important, but I also think it's valuable to compromise and cooperate with people who disagree with this view; there's a lot we need to do, and we can do much more together!

If you want to work on AI safety (i.e. preventing accidents from advanced AI), I recommend getting a PhD in machine learning -- if I were starting over, that's what I would do.

Some reading on AI safety:

My writing on potential risks from advanced AI:

Other papers of mine: