I currently live in Alberta. I will be working at Midjourney come April. I used to work at DeepMind. I studied at the LSE and the University of Alberta. I have a Substack where I write about AI research.
Email: finbarrtimbers (at) gmail.
Areas of interest:
- Generative AI. Computers are making it easier than ever before to make art (or write code, or write text, or…). I want to see how far this rabbit hole goes. I'm particularly excited by language models.
- Large models. I'm really excited by the scaling results we've seen with Chinchilla and the GPT line of work. This is a priority for me and an area that I want to focus my professional work on.
- Reinforcement learning. Computers that can engage autonomously with the world. What's not to love?
- Startups. I do a small amount of angel investing and advising of AI startups. If you're starting an interesting company, please reach out.