Buck Shlegeris

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I'm a researcher at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. I've lived in the Bay Area since 2013, when I moved here from Australia. I try to work to make the future good for sentient beings; at the moment I believe that working on existential risk from artificial intelligence is my best bet for doing this.

Within computer science I like functional programming and data structures; other areas of science I like include the physics that leads to chemistry (that is, the nonrelativistic quantum mechanics of electrons), evolutionary theory, and cell biology.

Here are the most interesting things I've written. My most interesting open source projects are:

Search engine for data structures

Search engine demo

Software for solving physics problems

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A software agent illustrating some features of an illusionist account of consciousness (with Luke Muehlhauser). This work was cited by David Chalmers!

Agent diagram

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