About us

Who built this website, and for what purpose?

The purpose of this website is to provide up-to-date developments and analyses of the proposed EU artificial intelligence law called the “AI Act”. This website is maintained by the Future of Life Institute (FLI). FLI is an independent non-profit working to reduce large-scale, extreme risks from transformative technologies. We also aim for the future development and use of these technologies to be beneficial to all. Our work includes grantmaking, educational outreach, and policy engagement. Our EU transparency register number is 787064543128-10.

In Europe, FLI has two key priorities: i) promote the beneficial development of artificial intelligence and ii) regulate lethal autonomous weapons. FLI works closely with leading AI developers to prepare its policy positions, funds research through recurring grant programs and organises global AI conferences. FLI created one of the earliest sets of AI governance principles – the Asilomar AI principles. The Institute, alongside the governments of France and Finland, is also the civil society champion of the recommendations on AI in the UN Secretary General’s Digital Cooperation Roadmap.

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Contact us

If you have any suggestions for the website, would like to discuss the AI Act, or have questions about FLI recommendations on the AI Act, please do not hesitate to contact one of the team members listed below.

Mark Brakel

Mark Brakel

Director of Policy

Mark Brakel is FLI’s Director of Policy, leading our advocacy and policy efforts globally. Previously, Mark was FLI’s regional director for European policy, and served in the Dutch diplomatic service where he was posted to The Netherlands’ Embassy in Iraq. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He speaks Dutch, English, Arabic and a decent amount of French.


Risto Uuk

Risto Uuk

EU Research Lead

Risto Uuk is the EU Research Lead at FLI and is focused primarily on researching policy-making on AI to maximize the societal benefits of increasingly powerful AI systems. Previously, Risto worked for the World Economic Forum on a project about positive AI economic futures, did research for the European Commission on trustworthy AI, and provided research support at Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative on European AI policy. He completed a master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a bachelor’s degree from Tallinn University in Estonia.