Max is a Swedish physicist and cosmologist, a professor at MIT and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute. Max is a supporter of the Effective Altruist Movement and together with Elon Musk he investigates existential risk from Artificial Intelligence. He’s been called the smartest Swede on earth.
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.
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.