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January 7, 2019: Max Tegmark, MIT Professor; President, Future of Life Institute; author, Life 3.0

375: MIT’s Max Tegmark, author of “Life 3.0″ and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, asserts that the most important conversation in the world is the one about humanity’s future with artificial intelligence. Technology is a neutral force, and it is our responsibility to manage it wisely and steer it towards a beneficial future. As our technology becomes more powerful, so too do the positive and negative consequences. Max notes that we need to decide what type of future we want to have with AI so that its impact on society is beneficial, rather than harmful. We also discuss how governments, academia, and companies can help create a better future with AI, the comparisons between prior science advancements and today’s intelligence advancements, how Max became interested in AI, among other topics.

Max is a professor of physics and cosmology at MIT, and the author of the book, “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” Max is also the co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, a non-profit focused on mitigating existential threats facing humanity, particularly those from advanced AI. Known as “Mad Max” for his unorthodox ideas, Tegmark previous book, Our Mathematical Universe, put forth his grand theory of everything.

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