Prof. Max Erik Tegmark

Professor of Physics

Primary DLC

Department of Physics

MIT Room: 37-626B

Areas of Interest and Expertise


Research Summary

Professor Tegmark's research is focused on precision cosmology, e.g., combining theoretical work with new measurements to place sharp constraints on cosmological models and their free parameters.

Recent Work

  • Video

    Max Tegmark - 2019 RD Conference

    November 20, 2019Conference Video Duration: 32:35

    Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of AI

    If AI succeeds in eclipsing human general intelligence within decades, as many leading AI researchers predict, then how can we make it the best rather than worst thing ever to happen to humanity? I argue that this will require planning and hard work, and explore challenges that we need to overcome as well as exciting opportunities. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? How can we make machines understand, adopt and retain our goals, and whose goals should should they be? What future do you want? Welcome to the most important conversation of our time!

    2019 MIT Research and Development Conference