Future of Life Institute Podcast
Conversations with far-sighted thinkers.
Our namesake podcast series features the FLI team in conversation with prominent researchers, policy experts, philosophers, and a range of other influential thinkers.
Available on all major podcast platforms.
Great podcast on initiatives that are critical for our future.
Lucas/FLI do an excellent job of conducting in-depth interviews with incredible people whose work stands to radically impact humanity’s future. It’s a badly missing and needed resource in today’s world, is always high-quality, and I'm able to learn something new/unique/valuable each time. Great job to Lucas and team!
Amazing Podcast !
People need to know about this excellent podcast (and the Future of Life Institute) focusing on the most important issues facing the world. The topics are big, current, and supremely important; the guests are luminaries in their fields; and the Interviewer, Lucas Perry, brings it all forth in such a compelling way [...]
Lucas, host of the Future of Life podcast, highlights all aspects of tech and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Science-smart interviewer asks very good questions!
Great, in depth interviews.
What a wonderfully informative podcast. The most important issues for life's future are addressed here with great lucidity.
Limited-series podcasts on pressing issues
Throughout the running history of our podcast we have produced a couple of special 'sequences', series of episodes focused on tackling a pressing issue in more detail. Below you can find the sequences we have produced so far:
AI Alignment Podcast
This podcast series covers and explores the AI alignment problem across a large variety of domains, reflecting the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of AI alignment.
Features 29 episodes, running from 2018-2020.
Hear directly from scientists and experts on the causes and impacts of climate change and the action that's needed going forward.
Features 26 episodes, running from September - November 2019.
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March 4, 2022
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February 9, 2023
Neel Nanda on What is Going on Inside Neural Networks
January 26, 2023
Connor Leahy on AI Safety and Why the World is Fragile
January 19, 2023
Connor Leahy on AI Progress, Chimps, Memes, and Markets
January 12, 2023
Sean Ekins on Regulating AI Drug Discovery
January 5, 2023
Sean Ekins on the Dangers of AI Drug Discovery
December 29, 2022
Anders Sandberg on the Value of the Future
December 22, 2022
Anders Sandberg on Grand Futures and the Limits of Physics
December 15, 2022
Anders Sandberg on ChatGPT and the Future of AI
December 8, 2022
Vincent Boulanin on Military Use of Artificial Intelligence
November 24, 2022
Robin Hanson on Predicting the Future of Artificial Intelligence
November 17, 2022
Robin Hanson on Grabby Aliens and When Humanity Will Meet Them
November 10, 2022
Ajeya Cotra on Thinking Clearly in a Rapidly Changing World
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