The Future of Life Institute

Research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future.

We are a charity and outreach organization working to ensure that tomorrow’s most powerful technologies are beneficial for humanity. With less powerful technologies such as fire, we learned to minimize risks largely by learning from mistakes. With more powerful technologies such as nuclear weapons, synthetic biology and future strong artificial intelligence, planning ahead is a better strategy than learning from mistakes, so we support research and other efforts aimed at avoiding problems in the first place. We are currently focusing on keeping artificial intelligence beneficial and we are also exploring ways of reducing risks from nuclear weapons and biotechnology. FLI is based in the Boston area, and welcomes the participation of scientists, students, philanthropists, and others nearby and around the world.
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Podcast: Choosing a Career to Tackle the World’s Biggest Problems

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How Smart Can AI Get?

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Can We Ensure Privacy in the Era of Big Data?

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How Smart Can Artificial Intelligence Get?

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Preparing for the Biggest Change in Human History

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Is an AI Arms Race Inevitable?

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Artificial Intelligence and Income Inequality

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Can We Properly Prepare for the Risks of Superintelligent AI?

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Safe Artificial Intelligence May Start with Collaboration

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Can AI Remain Safe as Companies Race to Develop It?

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Career Advice for the Future

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How Do We Align Artificial Intelligence with Human Values?

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