Technology / Robotics / AI


Companies I have worked for:

Sanctuary AI, my current company:
www.sanctuary.ai
A project dedicated to creating ultra-human-like synths and integrating them into society

Kindred AI, my previous company:
www.kindred.ai
Bringing human-like intelligence to machines

D-Wave Systems, the first start-up I worked for, building and programaming quantum computers:
www.dwavesys.com


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ROBOTICS

I've hand-built over 30 robots. I started doing this in earnest in 2013, but I’ve been interested in electronics since I was about 5 or 6 years old.

To me robotics is the ultimate multidisciplinary subject. Building robots (especially social robots and bio-inspired robots) combines mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, art + design, control theory, character development, materials science, neuroscience, biology, psychology and computer science.

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ULTRA-HUMAN-LIKE ROBOTS

I believe in the future we will have beings that are like us, yet have bodies built using robotics engineering and minds built using AI. I believe that in order to understand the human mind, we need to build it. And if you want to build a human mind, I believe it needs a human like body. And yes - that includes making it look exactly like a person too.

EXTREME LIFELOGGING PROJECT AND digital longevity

I have a large amount of data. I’m using it to create a robot copy of myself. This is an ongoing project that is part self-portrait, part hardcore engineering. It is the ultimate expression of my love of both science and art.

My robot copy is called SuzanneSynth.

 

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COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

I like to build brains and explore AGI.