Simon Beard is a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), located at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Dr. Beard was excited to serve as Andrew’s mentor because their areas of research aligned well. He helped Andrew formulate his research question and methodology and discussed his findings with him. He facilitated meetings between Andrew and a range of academics at Cambridge and other U.K. institutions and extended invitations to relevant conferences and events. Dr. Beard was very pleased with Andrew’s ability to produce high-quality work as a researcher. He says that Andrew’s research was directly relevant to CSER’s work, reflected in the fact that it informed CSER’s response to the U.K. parliamentary enquiry on artificial intelligence.