Alex K. Chen

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Alex K. Chen
Personal information
Full nameAlex K. Chen
Seattle, Washington
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight105 lb (48 kg; 7.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBoston, Massachusetts
CollegeBrown University Logo.png Search Alex K. Chen on Amazon.

Alex K. Chen is an American thought thinker and hyper learner who has asked over 60,500 questions on the knowledge-sharing platform Quora. He became the world's top Quora poster in February of 2019 and remained there for ten consecutive weeks. In the year since, Alex K. Chen has continued his pursuit of bringing together stakeholders in the pursuit of anti-aging technology and the mitigation of existential risks to the human race. Chen has educated many on aging technology and is further an authority on ethics in AI.

Early career[edit]

AKC was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied Astronomy, Physics, and Math at the University of Washington[1] and obtained bachelor of science degrees in all three. Alex pursued a PhD in Astronomy under Professor Brad Marston at Brown University, focusing on study of the ergodicity of initial flows in planetary atmosphere simulations. Chen also briefly agreed to volunteer as the first human ever to be cloned, only to withdraw three months later.


AKC has asked over 60,500 questions on Quora.[2] He was award the Top Question Writer in 2018, 2017, an 2016 and the Top Writer in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013. On average, his content received 60,000 views per month and 8.9m content views lifetime.


AKC is known as a superconnector[3] throughout the Bay Area, Boston, and New York City. A superconnector connects networks of professionals together with similar interest to further the pursuit of ideas. The AKC network is commonly referred to as an incubator, known for launching multiple startups such as Carbon and Clear.[citation needed] Chen is known for his ability to matchmake high quality relationship across the world, powered by social media platforms such as Facebook.

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  1. "Brown biography of AKC".
  2. "AKC's Quora Profile".
  3. "Simulation interview with AKC".