Nabeel S. Qureshi
I’m a technologist, software engineer, and writer, currently focused on AI, supported by Emergent Ventures. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Mercatus Center.
Previously, I led various engagements with US federal agencies as an Enterprise Lead at Palantir Technologies, with experience in machine learning in the biosciences, public health during the COVID-19 response, and applied AI in drug discovery. I was also a founding employee and Vice President of Business Development at GoCardless, a Y Combinator (S11) funded company headquartered in London, now one of Europe’s biggest financial technology unicorns.
I’m interested in almost everything. Here are my favorite movies, books, and some reading lists. Here are some principles I try to keep in mind.
- Notes on Puzzles
- Moral AI (for WIRED)
- Advice That Actually Worked For Me
- How To Understand Things
- Video Games are the Future of Education
- Notes On Karl Popper
- How To Sell
I send occasional updates via newsletter, including some shorter notes that aren’t listed here.
Other miscellaneous stuff
I co-authored a bunch of papers as part of my work with NIH creating the largest medical dataset in the world. Link for researchers.
- Salinger - A blog engine, written in Ruby
- Kill Twitter - A simple Chrome extension that turns off the Twitter newsfeed
- Carmack - A Mac OS X productivity/time-tracking app
More about me
- I live in Brooklyn, New York City.
- I grew up in England, and I’ve previously lived in SF and DC, as well as a one-year stint in France, and most recently spent a year fully nomadic.
- I studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford, specializing in Development Economics, Derek Parfit's philosophy, and the later philosophy of Wittgenstein.
- I interned at the Bank of England in the summer of ‘08 (!) which was a dramatic introduction to central banking, quantitative easing, and financial crises.