About

The title of the blog comes from the preface to Michael Spivak’s Calculus. The idea is that we have a duty to advance what we care about. This is a part of that repayment.

I want to understand intelligence because it makes life interesting. At the moment, I’m working on reinforcement learning because I think it’s the closest thing to a good theory of general learning from experience, for now.

I used to hate mathematics, but things changed. A lot of my interest in intelligence comes from a desire to understand mathematics more deeply.

Now that I’ve laid out all the heavy stuff, I also like to read and play squash. I like hearing from people, so feel free to contact me at alokbeniwal@gmail.com.

You can see some of the software I’ve written on GitHub.

Here’s my Goodreads. Suggestions for reading are always welcome, especially genres I’m unfamiliar with.

If you have anything you want to say to me, please fill out my feedback form.

GNU Terry Pratchett.

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