Jaan Tallinn

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Jaan Tallinn
Born (1972-02-14) 14 February 1972 (age 42)
Tallinn, Estonia

Jaan Tallinn (born 14 February 1972 in Tallinn[1]) is an Estonian programmer who participated in the development of Skype[2] and FastTrack/Kazaa.[3]

Jaan Tallinn is partner and co-founder of the development company Bluemoon which created the game SkyRoads.[4] He graduated from the University of Tartu in 1996 with a BSc in Theoretical Physics with a thesis that involved traveling interstellar distances using warps in space-time.

Tallinn is a member of the advisory board at the Lifeboat Foundation[5] and member of the Estonian President's Academic Advisory Board.[6] He is also one of three founders of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk,[7] and is co-founder of the personalized medical research company MetaMed.[8]

Tallinn donated $364,000 to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.[9]


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