Zachary Kenton is a Research Scientist in AI safety at DeepMind, mainly interested in specification/alignment. He was previously a Postdoc at the University of Oxford, in the Oxford Applied and Theoretical Machine Learning (OATML) group, working under Yarin Gal. Prior to that he was a Research Assistant under Owain Evans at the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford and a Visiting Researcher at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), under Yoshua Bengio. He also worked as a Data Scientist at Faculty.
Zachary completed his PhD in 2017 at Queen Mary University of London in Theoretical Physics, where he worked on string theory and cosmology. Prior to his PhD, he studied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.