Max Tegmark

Author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, and Professor of Physics , MIT

Max Tegmark is a Professor in the Department of Physics at MIT and the best-selling author of Life 3.0: Being Human In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence (2017).

Known for his unorthodox ideas and passion for adventure, Max's scientific interests range from precision cosmology to the ultimate nature of reality, which he explored in his popular book Our Mathematical Universe: my quest for the ultimate nature of reality (2014).

He has published 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 founder (with Anthony Aguirre) of the Foundational Questions Institute, an organization that provides grants to catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology.

Session Info

Wednesday, June 12 10:00 am – 10:45 am Ballroom East

How AI Can Bring Humanity to New Heights – If We Do It Right

Artificial intelligence (AI) is entering a golden age of new opportunities for businesses and individuals, and many AI researchers expect AI to outsmart humans at most tasks and jobs within decades, enabling a future where we're restricted only by the laws of physics, not the limits of our intelligence. I separates the real opportunities and threats from the myths, describing what we can do today to ensure that we all flourish rather than flounder with AI.

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