Hi, I'm Lux (like the SI unit for lumens per square metre)!
I'm a PhD student at the Uppsala Social Robotics Laboratory in Sweden.
If we can make AI one with our true needs, we might be able to wield it against existential threats and reshape our Earth—and anywhere else we choose to make home—to be more sustainable, fair, and kind for everyone. I seek to help see this through.
With a background drawing from complexity science, anthropology, space engineering, cognitive science, and computational modeling, my current work is focused on the ethics and diversification of robot identity and mind/body spaces, AI alignment, and the dynamics of social intelligence.
Some other things I've worked on:
- My master's thesis was on getting AI to understand the social factors that foster human cooperation.
- I've analyzed the evolution of entire cultures over millennia to get a better grip on how these society things of ours grow and change in the long-run.
- A project I helped lead went to space (though that one was just for practice).
- I helped create (and currently steward) the world's most complete dataset of archaeological radiocarbon dates so that we can better understand how to care for our own society by understanding what did and didn't work for the societies of our ancestors.