Kaj Sotala is a researcher and author interested in both the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, and in developing communities that support the growth and flourishing of all their members. He has worked for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and published several papers on the societal consequences of artificial general intelligence. Kaj’s grant proposal on developing AI systems capable of understanding human morality was chosen to receive funding from Elon Musk’s $10M donation for advancing long-term AI safety, one of the few proposals to be chosen from among 300 candidates. He is a long-time board member of the Finnish Transhumanist Association, and is currently involved in building a new self-development and peer-oriented life coaching community founded on scientifically vetted principles.