Max Tegmark on Why Superhuman Artificial Intelligence Won’t be Our Slave (Part 2) (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 52)

November 19, 2021 @ 11:00pm


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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Max Tegmark, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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