What I’ve been thinking about

I use this blog to write about recent things I’ve been learning about, or thoughts and beliefs I have.

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  • A rational approach to the Growth Mindset

    A rational approach to the Growth Mindset

    Is our potential fixed at birth, or unlimited? The jury is still out. Regardless of the answer, when it comes to Mindset it’s best to ignore the uncertainty and believe you can do anything.

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  • Switching from technical AI safety to field-building

    Switching from technical AI safety to field-building

    Earlier this year, I changed careers from a full-time technical AI safety research trajectory to full-time AI safety field building. In this post I go through my considerations for doing that.

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  • COVID Variant Suppression as a Global Public Good

    COVID Variant Suppression as a Global Public Good

    A global public good is something that’s good for everyone, and doesn’t stop other people having more of it. If you classify suppression of COVID variants as a global public good, there’s reason to believe the its value could be systematically undervalued. This post is inspired by a discussion of existential risk reduction as a […]

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