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Sigal Samuel is a senior reporter for Vox’s Future Perfect and co-host of the Future Perfect podcast. She writes primarily about the future of consciousness, tracking advances in artificial intelligence and neuroscience and their staggering ethical implications. She also writes about how to make the world better for all of us now, from improving mental health to alleviating poverty to protecting nature.

Before joining Vox, Sigal was the religion editor at the Atlantic. Her work has also been published in outlets like BuzzFeed, the Daily Beast, the Rumpus, and Electric Literature. She has appeared on NPR, BBC, and CBC. Sigal is also the author of two award-winning books. Osnat and Her Dove, a children’s book, tells the true story of the world’s first female rabbi. The Mystics of Mile End, a novel, tells the story of a dysfunctional family dealing with mysticism, madness, and mathematics in Montreal. Sigal earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and her BA in philosophy from McGill University. Learn more about Sigal here.

Sigal can be reached by email and on Twitter at @sigalsamuel.

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