Max Tegmark on Why Superhuman Artificial Intelligence Won’t be Our Slave (Part 2) (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 52)
He’s an M.I.T. cosmologist, physicist, and machine-learning expert, and once upon a time, almost an economist. Max and Steve continue their conversation about the existential threats facing humanity, and what Max is doing to mitigate our risk. The co-founder of the Future of Life Institute thinks that artificial intelligence can be the greatest thing to ever happen to humanity — if we don’t screw it up.
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Max Tegmark, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Max Tegmark (2017).
- Improve the News.
- The Future of Life Institute.