Welcome

Hi!  I’m Niel Bowerman.  I am currently artificial intelligence policy specialist at 80,000 Hours.

Previously I was Assistant Director at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute.  I was a co-founder of the Centre for Effective Altruism and  I have a PhD (DPhil) in physics from Oxford University.  I was a member of President Obama’s Energy and Environment Policy Team during the 2008 Presidential election, and I was Climate Science Advisor to the Office of the President of the Maldives.  I was also named a “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum.  A full biography is available here.

When I’m not working, I can usually be found on an ultimate frisbee fieldwild swimming, hiking or camping.