Askell, Amanda. ‘Evidence Neutrality and the Moral Value of Information’. In Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues, edited by Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Employment & Professional Roles
- Research Scientist in AI Policy at OpenAI, 2018 - Present
- Co-Chair of Partnership on AI’s Safety-Critical AI Working Group, 2019 - Present
- PhD in Philosophy, New York University, 2011 - 2018
- Thesis: Pareto Principles in Infinite Ethics
- Committee: Cian Dorr (advisor), David Chalmers, Shelly Kagan
- BPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2009 - 2011
- Thesis: Objective Epistemic Consequentialism
- Advisor: Scott Sturgeon
- MA (Hons) in Philosophy, University of Dundee, 2005 - 2009
Areas of Specialization
- AI Policy and Ethics
- Formal Ethics
- Decision Theory
Papers & Preprints
Solaiman, Irene, et al. ‘Release strategies and the social impacts of language models.’ arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.09203 (2019).
Askell, Amanda, Miles Brundage, and Gillian Hadfield. ‘The Role of Cooperation in Responsible AI Development.’ arXiv preprint arXiv:1907.04534 (2019).
Askell, Amanda. ‘Prudential Objections to Atheism’. In A Companion to Atheism and Philosophy, edited by Graham Oppy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
Irving & Askell, ‘AI Safety Needs Social Scientists’, Distill, 2019.
Askell, Amanda. ‘Pareto Principles in Infinite Ethics.’ PhD thesis, New York University (2018).
Askell, Amanda. ‘Epistemic Consequentialism and Epistemic Enkrasia’. In Epistemic Consequentialism, edited by Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij and Jeff Dunn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018
Askell, Amanda. ‘Objective Epistemic Consequntialism.’ BPhil thesis, University of Oxford (2011).
Talks, Panels & Podcasts
OpenAI Girl Geek Dinner 2019
Center for a New American Security, 2019 National Security Conference
AI Salon: Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lboratory
Having our cake and eating it too: How to develop AI competitively without falling victim to collective action problems
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Effective Altruism Global X: Boston 2019 & EAG London 2018
The 80,000 Hours Podcast
The TWIML AI Podcast
Beneficial AGI 2019
Effective Altruism Global: London 2018 & San Francisco 2019
The 80,000 Hours Podcast
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress 2017 & Effective Altruism Global: San Francisco 2017
Effective Altruism Global: Boston 2017
- TA, Ethics and Society, New York University, Spring 2014, Lecturer: Barry Maguire
- TA, Philosophy of Religion, New York University, Spring 2013, Lecturer: Daniel Greco
Selected Academic Awards and Scholarships
- Young Ethicists Prize (with Tyler John), Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2017
- Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in Philosophy, 2016 - 2017
- Henry M. MacCracken PhD Fellowship, 2011 - 2016
- AHRC Research Preparation Masters Scholarship, 2009 - 2011