Beth Barnes

Beth studies Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and has a particular interest in machine learning. She has been involved with Effective Altruism, a growing social movement based on answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? She co-wrote a policy paper on ‘Navigating AI Development’ last year with student thinktank ,The Wilberforce Society, and founded a new student society at Cambridge, ‘Future of Sentience’, focusing on how to steer technological development wisely. Beth has  been involved with research on how to design machine learning agents that can infer human preferences, at the Centre for Human-Compatible AI at UC Berkeley.  
Beth also works with the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge as Research Affiliate.

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