Hi! I’m Haoxing. I think a lot about the best ways to do good, and I’m passionate about helping make sure that the artificial intelligence we develop is safe and beneficial. Currently, I work on evaluating the capabilities of language models with the Evals team at the Alignment Research Center. Before this I did some research on neural network interpretability at Redwood Research. Check out the work I did on interpreting Leela Zero, a superhuman Go-playing neural network.
Before getting involved in AI safety I spent some years thinking about physics. At Berkeley, I did research in the intersection of machine learning and physics in the amazing Nachman group. Prior to Berkeley, I was fortunate to be part of the Perimeter Scholars International program, and studied at Harvey Mudd College.
In a past life, I thought a lot about the foundations of quantum theory. Although I’m no longer pursuing a career in quantum foundations, I remain passionate about the field, and think that many important, recent ideas in quantum foundations are not being effectively communicated to a wider audience. I hope this blog helps bridge that gap, and hope that my younger self from undergraduate years would have been inspired if she were to stumble upon such a blog.