I’m a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Governance of AI (GovAI), where I lead our Compute Governance work. We are building a global research community, dedicated to helping humanity navigate the transition to a world with advanced AI.
My research focuses on the role of compute for advanced AI systems and how compute can be leveraged as an instrument for AI governance, with an emphasis on policy development and security implications. I regularly provide policy and technical advice to leading tech companies and governments, primarily in the UK and the US.
I’m also a member of the OECD.AI Expert Group on AI Compute and Climate, a Pro Forecaster at INFER Pub, and a strategy specialist at Epoch on AI governance strategy. I have a background in computer engineering and studied at ETH Zürich and RWTH Aachen.
You can find more about my professional background on LinkedIn, my publications on Google Scholar, musings on my blog, and my tweets here. You can contact me using the contact details mentioned in the footer.
Some selected recent publications:
You can find more reading recommendations and introductions to my research on my resources page.
I’m usually pretty good at keeping myself busy. In the past, I’ve done research in neuroscience, explored wireless and embedded systems, helped people to use evidence and reason to achieve their altruistic goals, explored Amazon from the inside, became a whale watching guide (and subsequently saved the whales), deployed ML to resource-constrained devices, fixed windshields on Kauai, measured radiated spurious emissions of 5G, investigated charities with legacies.now, cuddled with a bunch of dogs, and, lastly, failed a start-up on particulate sensors with friends of mine.
That’s not the correct order, and some of those things happened simultaneously – I’ll leave this to you.
“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology"