Oliver—or call me Oly: I don’t mind which!
I’m particularly interested in sustainable collaboration and the long-term future of value. Currently based in London, I’m in my early-ish career working as a senior software engineer/data scientist, and exploring fit for AI alignment research. I’d love to contribute to a safer and more prosperous future with AI! Always interested in discussions about axiology, x-risks, s-risks.
I enjoy meeting new perspectives and growing my understanding of the world and the people in it. I also love to read—let me know your suggestions! Recently I’ve enjoyed
Pearl—The Book of Why
McCall Smith—The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Abelson & Sussman—Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Cooperative gaming is a relatively recent but fruitful interest for me. Here are some of my favourites
Hanabi (can’t recommend enough; try it out!)
Pandemic (ironic at time of writing...)
Dungeons and Dragons (I DM a bit and it keeps me on my creative toes)
Overcooked (my partner and I enjoy the foody themes and frantic realtime coordination playing this)
People who’ve got to know me only recently are sometimes surprised to learn that I’m a pretty handy trumpeter and hornist.