beth​

I am a phd student in theoretical computer science.

Animal welfare is the best cause area.

AI Safety is not an effective cause. And even if it was, MIRI wouldn't be a good intervention.

I blog at bethzero.com.

Useful book recommendations:

James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

Aph Ko and Syl Ko, Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters

Cathy O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction

Fun book recommendations:

Jiří Matoušek, Thirty-three Miniatures: Mathematical and Algorithmic Applications of Linear Algebra

Andrew Rowe, Sufficiently Advanced Magic

Francis Spufford, Red Plenty

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