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My chosen name is Rai, and my given name is Michal Pokorný. I’m 30, I grew up in Czech Republic. I’ve worked as a software engineer at Google Zurich since March 2016, then took a year-long break roughly May 2021 - May 2022. Then I joined OpenAI, first as a resident on the reinforcement learning team, then on alignment.

I have a bachelor’s in general CS from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague. I started a master’s in AI at the very same, and passed all parts but the “you have to write a thesis” one.

I am an effective altruist (Czech) and I currently aim to give ~10%.

I hunted a few geocaches: Geocaching badge

I try to be a generalist. Some stuff I do or did before:

Between 2012 and 2016, I helped organize KSP – a computer science seminar for high school students by Charles University.