The Future of Life Institute (FLI)is a research and advocacy institute focusing on existential risk, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 2014 by Jaan Tallinn, Max Tegmark, Viktoriya Krakovna, Anthony Aguirre and Meia Chita-Tegmark.
Future of Life Award
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 May 2021, five people have been so honored: Vasili Arkhipov (2017), Stanislav Petrov (2018), Matthew Meselson (2019), and Viktor Zhdanov and William Folge (2020) (Future of Life Institute 2021).
Future of Life Institute (2021) Future of Life Award: celebrating the unsung heroes of our time, Future of Life Institute.