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.

Some fun projects I've worked on include the following:

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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