Max Tegmark is a Swedish/American physicist, cosmologist and expert on Artificial Intelligence. He is a professor at MIT and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute. To broad audiences he is famous for his controversial theories about parallel universes and for his warnings about the risks arising with man made super intelligence.
Max is a supporter of the Effective Altruist Movement and together with Elon Musk he investigates existential risk from AI.
In his book Life 3.0: Being a Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, he discusses AI and the impact on the future of life on earth and beyond.
He’s been called the smartest Swede on earth.
Max ”Mad Max” Tegmark left Sweden 1990 after receiving his B.Sc. in Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (he earned a B.A. in Economics the previous year at the Stockholm School of Economics). His first academic venture beyond Scandinavia brought him to California, where he studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley, earning his M.A. in 1992, and Ph.D. in 1994.