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Max Tegmark: The Future of Life with AI and other Powerful Technologies

The Future of Life with AI, Nuclear Weapons, and Other Powerful Technologies

Prof. Max Tegmark will explore how we humans have repeatedly underestimated not only the size of our cosmos (and hence our future opportunities), but also the power of our humans minds to understand it and develop technologies with the power to enrich or extinguish humanity.

Known as “Mad Max” for his unorthodox ideas and passion for adventure, Max Tegmark’s scientific interests range from precision cosmology to the ultimate nature of reality, all explored in his new popular book “Our Mathematical Universe.”

He is an MIT physics professor with more than two hundred technical papers and has featured in dozens of science documentaries. His work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year: 2003.” He is also the president of the Future of Life Institute, which is launching a major research program supported by Elon Musk aimed at keeping artificial intelligence beneficial.