My name is Dave Banerjee, and I am a third-year undergraduate student studying computer science at Columbia University in New York. My academic interest interests lie in ethics, artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, and rationality, but these interests are always subject to change. I have a research background in physics, more specifically nanomaterials, and have worked in the field for three years. I have since shifted my focus towards philosophy and artificial intelligence. I think studying philosophy and artificial intelligence will equip me with the tools to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. Some problems I care an awful lot about include factory farming, wild animal welfare, global governance, and existential risks.

On my blog, I share ideas I find cool and interesting. My primary goal with this blog is to formulate my opinions more carefully, critically evaluate my beliefs, and enhance my writing and research skills. Although I primarily write for myself, I hope you enjoy exploring my thoughts and learning more about the world alongside me.

In the projects section, I document my research projects, programming projects, and other longer-form intellectual projects.

In my free time, you can find me rock climbing, going to raves, reading, thrifting, dancing, or folding laundry.

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— Dave

Featured Posts

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The Bertrand Paradox Is Hardly a Paradox

Three different answers for the same math problem? Something's wrong... 11 Jan 2024 5 min read
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University EA Groups Need Fixing

A summary of my experience in Effective Altruism and why I resigned as President of Columbia EA... 3 Aug 2023 15 min read
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Emotivism and Error Theory

What is cognitivism, emotivism, and error theory? What do I make of all these metaethical theories? 16 Jul 2023 7 min read
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Utilitarianism and the Experience Machine

A summary of my views on utilitarianism, and why I think Nozick's Experience Machine fails to disprove utilitarianism... 20 Nov 2022 8 min read