Information for Nate Soares

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Facebook username so8res
GitHub username Soares
LinkedIn username so8res
LessWrong username So8res
Intelligent Agent Foundations Forum username Nate_Soares
Website http://so8r.es/
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List of positions (4 positions)

Organization Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Research Associate 2014-01-04 2014-03-31 position [2], [3]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Executive Director 2015-06-01 position [2]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Board Director 2015-08-01 position [4]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Research Fellow 2014-04-01 2015-06-01 position [2], [5], [6]

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Organization documents (9 documents)

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Is it harder to become a MIRI mathematician in 2019 compared to in 2013? 2019-10-29 Issa Rice LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Nate Soares Third-party commentary on organization AI safety Issa Rice divides MIRI research employees between "mathematicians" and "engineers" and notes that recently, MIRI has hired mostly engineers and not mathematicians. He also considers the example of Nate Soares, whose background prior to joining MIRI matched the engineer profile, but who still joined and did initial work as a mathematician. His post asks the question of whether this suggests it is harder to become a MIRI mathematician in 2019 (the time of writing the post) compared to 2013. The post includes a list of potential differences between the time periods.
MIRI’s newest recruit: Edward Kmett! 2018-12-01 yiavin Reddit Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought Edward Kmett, Nate Soares AI safety A post on r/haskell about Edward Kmett joining MIRI, with comments from Kmett. In comments, Kmett says that “Nate Soares came out to Boston personally, and made a very compelling argument for me going off and doing the work I’d been trying to complete solely in my evening hours full time”. Kmett also says he has “helped ought.org find at least one developer”.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety In response to a question, Soares writes that MIRI has decided against hiriting senior math people in a supervisor role, and also writes that MIRI is bottlenecked on technical writing ability.
Comment on Let’s conduct a survey on the quality of MIRI’s implementation 2016-02-19 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Open Philanthropy Project Daniel Dewey AI safety Soares responds to a blog post calling for an evaluation of MIRI’s research output and strategy. Soares mentions an ongoing investigation by Open Philanthropy Project, as well as plans for “an independent evaluation of our organizational efficacy”.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Soares gives a list of metrics that MIRI uses internally to measure its own success.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety In response to a question, Soares writes that at the moment MIRI is talent-constrained, while noting that MIRI is taking steps to hire more researchers.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Soares notes that MIRI is going to hire a full-time office manager soon. He also writes that MIRI is looking for researchers who can write fast and well, and will look for “a person who can stay up to speed on the technical research but spend most of their time doing outreach and stewarding other researchers who are interested in doing AI alignment research”.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Soares responds to a software engineer about how to get involved.
MIRI Research Guide 2014-11-07 Nate Soares LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Blog post announcing the publication of a new research guide to help people become involved in MIRI’s AI safety research.

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