Alex Watt

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Hi, I’m Alex Watt. I love taking on the next challenge – whether that’s an engineering project or a piece of music I want to learn to play. Some of my hobbies are programming, playing piano and guitar, reading, and photography. This site is a place for me to share what I’m learning and to think out loud.

Currently I work as a software engineer at Gecko Robotics and as a consultant at RC WATT, my family’s small business. There are few things more satisfying to me than applying technology to domains that lack innovation, though I don’t embrace innovation for its own sake. I am particularly interested in the appropriate use of robotics and AI. I believe that wise application of technology enhances human flourishing and saves lives.

I also have a long-standing interest in education and techniques like spaced-repetition, and believe that the deemphasis of knowledge in some theories of education is causing widening inequality in our society, as documented by E. D. Hirsch and others.

You can connect with me via email, Twitter, or LinkedIn.


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