The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is a non-profit that works to reduce existential risk from powerful technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, and to promote positive visions of the future. FLI's work consists of grantmaking, educational outreach, and advocating for better policymaking in the United Nations, the United States government, and European Union institutions.
FLI was founded in 2014 by Jaan Tallinn, Max Tegmark, Viktoriya Krakovna, Anthony Aguirre and Meia Chita-Tegmark.
Every year, FLI awards a prize, named the Future of Life Award, to an individual judged to have had an extraordinary positive social impact but whose contributions are not widely recognized. As of 2022, eight people have been so honored: Vasili Arkhipov (2017), Stanislav Petrov (2018), Matthew Meselson (2019), Viktor Zhdanov and William Folge (2020), and Joe Farman, Susan Solomon and Stephen Andersen (2021).
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Future of Life Institute (2021) Future of Life Award: celebrating the unsung heroes of our time, Future of Life Institute.