Max Tegmark is a physicist, cosmologist, and machine learning researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute and a co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, where he investigates the existential risk of artificial intelligence while advocating for beneficial use of technology. He is the author of over 200 publications, as well as The New York Times bestsellers Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality. After Tegmark earned his Ph.D. in physics at the University of California, Berkeley, he was an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania before landing at MIT in 2004. He was elected fellow of the American Physical Society in 2012.