Andrew_Critch(Andrew Critch)

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This is Dr. Andrew Critch’s professional LessWrong account. Andrew is the CEO of Encultured AI, and works for ~1 day/​week as a Research Scientist at the Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI) at UC Berkeley. He also spends around a ½ day per week volunteering for other projects like Berkeley Existential Risk initiative and the Survival and Flourishing Fund. Andrew earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at UC Berkeley studying applications of algebraic geometry to machine learning models. During that time, he cofounded the Center for Applied Rationality and SPARC. Dr. Critch has been offered university faculty and research positions in mathematics, mathematical biosciences, and philosophy, worked as an algorithmic stock trader at Jane Street Capital’s New York City office, and as a Research Fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. His current research interests include logical uncertainty, open source game theory, and mitigating race dynamics between companies and nations in AI development.

“Tech com­pany sin­gu­lar­i­ties”, and steer­ing them to re­duce x-risk

Andrew_Critch13 May 2022 17:24 UTC
67 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

“Pivotal Act” In­ten­tions: Nega­tive Con­se­quences and Fal­la­cious Arguments

Andrew_Critch19 Apr 2022 20:25 UTC
80 points
52 comments7 min readLW link

Power dy­nam­ics as a blind spot or blurry spot in our col­lec­tive world-mod­el­ing, es­pe­cially around AI

Andrew_Critch1 Jun 2021 18:45 UTC
171 points
26 comments6 min readLW link