Favorite books

In no particular order…

  • Sean Carroll, From Eternity To Here; he also has a great blog and podcast on all thing theoretcial physics
  • Richard Dawkins, namely Blind Watchmaker and God Delusion
  • Cixin Liu, Dark Forest (and the full Three Body Problem series)
  • George RR Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire (i.e. Game of Thrones)
  • Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind
  • Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  • Steinbeck
  • Orson Scott Card, Enders Game
  • Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens
  • Safi Bahcall, Loonshots
  • DFW, Infinite Jest
  • Pierce Brown, Red Rising series

Favorite materials in AI & SW

On probabilistic ML:

On software:

Some accomplishments

More work things

People find this helpful: Working with Alex

Beyond my main work…


Lending expertise in AI/ML and software systems:

And informally for those who ask kindly.

Angel investing

Focus on deep-tech with fundamental advances in AI/ML and data.

I’m a FundRX investment fellow, focusing on AI-enabled and data-first healthcare technologies.

With SpaceAngels I invest in companies pursuing the next frontier to improve life here on Earth.

Other areas I’m interested in include novel compute hardware and substrates (i.e. neuromorphics) for “Software 3.0”.

Side projects

Personal: Hacking with Raspberry Pi, projects from autonomous mobile robots to a private DNS server for blocking internet ads 🤓

Consulting: Yes I can build your AI thingamajigger ➡ lavin.io/consulting