Andrew Critch

This is Dr. Andrew Critch's professional LessWrong account. Andrew is currently a full-time Research Scientist at CHAI, and spends around a ½ day per week volunteering for the Berkeley Existential Risk initiative. He 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.


Syntax, semantics, and symbol grounding, simplified

I may write more on this later, but for now I just want to express exuberance at someone in the x-risk space thinking and writing about this :)