Future of Life Institute Podcast

By Future of Life Institute

The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is a nonprofit working to reduce global catastrophic and existential risk from powerful technologies. In particular, FLI focuses on risks from artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, nuclear weapons and climate change. The Institute's work is made up of three main strands: grantmaking for risk reduction, educational outreach, and advocacy within the United Nations, US government and European Union institutions. FLI has become one of the world's leading voices on the governance of AI having created one of the earliest and most influential sets of governance principles: the Asilomar AI Principles.

  1. 1.
    Filippa Lentzos on Global Catastrophic Biological Risks
    58:14
  2. 2.
    Susan Solomon and Stephen Andersen on Saving the Ozone Layer
    1:44:54
  3. 3.
    James Manyika on Global Economic and Technological Trends
    1:38:12
  4. 4.
    Michael Klare on the Pentagon's view of Climate Change and the Risks of State Collapse
    1:35:13
  5. 5.
    Avi Loeb on UFOs and if they're Alien in Origin
    40:34
  6. 6.
    Avi Loeb on 'Oumuamua, Aliens, Space Archeology, Great Filters, and Superstructures
    2:04:00
  7. 7.
    Nicolas Berggruen on the Dynamics of Power, Wisdom, and Ideas in the Age of AI
    1:08:16
  8. 8.
    Bart Selman on the Promises and Perils of Artificial Intelligence
    1:41:03
  1. 9.
    Jaan Tallinn on Avoiding Civilizational Pitfalls and Surviving the 21st Century
    1:26:36
  2. 10.
    Joscha Bach and Anthony Aguirre on Digital Physics and Moving Towards Beneficial Futures
    1:38:17
  3. 11.
    Roman Yampolskiy on the Uncontrollability, Incomprehensibility, and Unexplainability of AI
    1:12:01
  4. 12.
    Stuart Russell and Zachary Kallenborn on Drone Swarms and the Riskiest Aspects of Autonomous Weapons
    1:39:48
  5. 13.
    John Prendergast on Non-dual Awareness and Wisdom for the 21st Century
    1:46:16
  6. 14.
    Beatrice Fihn on the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
    1:17:56
  7. 15.
    Max Tegmark and the FLI Team on 2020 and Existential Risk Reduction in the New Year
    1:00:41
  8. 16.
    Future of Life Award 2020: Saving 200,000,000 Lives by Eradicating Smallpox
    1:54:18
  9. 17.
    Sean Carroll on Consciousness, Physicalism, and the History of Intellectual Progress
    1:30:33
  10. 18.
    Mohamed Abdalla on Big Tech, Ethics-washing, and the Threat on Academic Integrity
    1:22:21
  11. 19.
    Maria Arpa on the Power of Nonviolent Communication
    1:12:43
  12. 20.
    Stephen Batchelor on Awakening, Embracing Existential Risk, and Secular Buddhism
    1:39:26
  13. 21.
    Kelly Wanser on Climate Change as a Possible Existential Threat
    1:45:48
  14. 22.
    Andrew Critch on AI Research Considerations for Human Existential Safety
    1:51:28
  15. 23.
    Iason Gabriel on Foundational Philosophical Questions in AI Alignment
    1:54:48
  16. 24.
    Peter Railton on Moral Learning and Metaethics in AI Systems
    1:41:46
  17. 25.
    Evan Hubinger on Inner Alignment, Outer Alignment, and Proposals for Building Safe Advanced AI
    1:37:05
  18. 26.
    Barker - Hedonic Recalibration (Mix)
    43:43
  19. 27.
    Sam Barker and David Pearce on Art, Paradise Engineering, and Existential Hope (With Guest Mix)
    1:42:14
  20. 28.
    Steven Pinker and Stuart Russell on the Foundations, Benefits, and Possible Existential Threat of AI
    1:52:42
  21. 29.
    Sam Harris on Global Priorities, Existential Risk, and What Matters Most
    1:32:46
  22. 30.
    FLI Podcast: On the Future of Computation, Synthetic Biology, and Life with George Church
    1:13:24
  23. 31.
    FLI Podcast: On Superforecasting with Robert de Neufville
    1:20:22
  24. 32.
    AIAP: An Overview of Technical AI Alignment in 2018 and 2019 with Buck Shlegeris and Rohin Shah
    2:21:27
  25. 33.
    FLI Podcast: Lessons from COVID-19 with Emilia Javorsky and Anthony Aguirre
    1:26:36
  26. 34.
    FLI Podcast: The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity with Toby Ord
    1:10:50
  27. 35.
    AIAP: On Lethal Autonomous Weapons with Paul Scharre
    1:16:20
  28. 36.
    FLI Podcast: Distributing the Benefits of AI via the Windfall Clause with Cullen O'Keefe
    1:04:32
  29. 37.
    AIAP: On the Long-term Importance of Current AI Policy with Nicolas Moës and Jared Brown
    1:11:10
  30. 38.
    FLI Podcast: Identity, Information & the Nature of Reality with Anthony Aguirre
    1:45:20
  31. 39.
    AIAP: Identity and the AI Revolution with David Pearce and Andrés Gómez Emilsson
    2:03:19
  32. 40.
    On Consciousness, Morality, Effective Altruism & Myth with Yuval Noah Harari & Max Tegmark
    1:00:58
  33. 41.
    FLI Podcast: Existential Hope in 2020 and Beyond with the FLI Team
    1:39:02
  34. 42.
    AIAP: On DeepMind, AI Safety, and Recursive Reward Modeling with Jan Leike
    58:05
  35. 43.
    FLI Podcast: The Psychology of Existential Risk and Effective Altruism with Stefan Schubert
    58:39
  36. 44.
    Not Cool Epilogue: A Climate Conversation
    4:39
  37. 45.
    Not Cool Ep 26: Naomi Oreskes on trusting climate science
    51:13
  38. 46.
    Not Cool Ep 25: Mario Molina on climate action
    35:10
  39. 47.
    Not Cool Ep 24: Ellen Quigley and Natalie Jones on defunding the fossil fuel industry
    54:24
  40. 48.
    AIAP: Machine Ethics and AI Governance with Wendell Wallach
    1:12:36
  41. 49.
    Not Cool Ep 23: Brian Toon on nuclear winter: the other climate change
    1:03:02
  42. 50.
    Not Cool Ep 22: Cullen Hendrix on climate change and armed conflict
    35:39

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