Adam Gleave

Adam Gleave

Founder & CEO at FAR AI



I am the CEO and co-founder of FAR AI, an alignment research non-profit working to incubate and accelerate new alignment research agendas. I received my PhD from UC Berkeley under the supervision of Stuart Russell. I was fortunate to be part of the Center for Human-Compatible AI during my PhD and funded by an Open Philanthropy Fellowship. Previously, I’ve spent time at DeepMind working with Jan Leike and Geoffrey Irving, and Cambridge working with Zoubin Ghahramani and Christian Steinruecken. Please see my CV for a more comprehensive list of my prior experience.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep RL
  • Beneficial AI
  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence, 2022

    UC Berkeley

  • MPhil in Advanced Computer Science, 2016

    University of Cambridge

  • BA (Hons) in Computer Science, 2015

    University of Cambridge


(2021). Preprocessing Reward Functions for Interpretability. Cooperative AI Workshop at NeurIPS.

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(2020). Understanding Learned Reward Functions. DeepRL Workshop at NeurIPS.

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(2018). Inverse Reinforcement Learning for Video Games. DeepRL Workshop at NeurIPS.

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Some of my opinions are best expressed in formats other than an academic paper. Here are a few of my more notable interviews and essays:

More people getting into AI safety should do a PhD (March 2024).

Writing Beautifully in LaTeX (August 2020). Design patterns for composing LaTeX documents.

Careers in Beneficial AI Research (July 2020). A guide for those interested in AI research careers that have a social impact, with a focus on graduate school.

Conversation with AI Impacts (August 2019). My reasons for being (cautiously) optimistic about the future of AI.