Google Research

Christopher Olah


I do basic research in deep learning. I try to understand the inner workings of neural networks, among other projects. I also spend a lot of time thinking about how to explain them.

I believe strongly that my job as a researcher is to advance and serve the field, and the public broadly. I believe that I often serve the field better by writing in media other than the traditional academic paper.

Instead, I mostly write online essays. Some of these are tutorials on important ideas in the field, while others present novel research.

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