Sam is a Research Assistant working on AI strategy and policy. He is focusing on how "intermediate" advances in AI capabilities (i.e. falling short human-level intelligence) might have extreme or long-lasting societal impacts, and what we can do to shape those impacts today.
Sam has a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Oxford. His thesis concerned designing AI systems that get us what we truly want and not just what we say we want (and in particular, improving the efficiency of such systems using a technique called deep Bayesian active learning). Previously, he studied philosophy, was a summer research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute and Centre for Effective Altruism, worked on AI policy research at The Future Society, and taught English in France and India.Back to people