Stuart Armstrong is a James Martin Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. His research focuses on formal decision theory, the risks and possibilities of Artificial Intelligence, the long term potential for intelligent life (and the difficulties of predicting this), and anthropic (self-locating) probability.
After a misspent youth doing mathematical and medical research, Stuart was blown away by the idea that people would actually pay him to work on the most important problems facing humanity. He hasn’t looked back since, and has been focusing mainly on existential risk, anthropic probability, AI, decision theory, moral uncertainty, and long-term space exploration. He also walks the dog a lot, and was recently involved in the co-production of the strange intelligent agent that is a human baby.
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