This is what co-founder of the Future of Life Institute says in his book, Life 3.0:
It’s not our universe that gives meaning to conscious beings, but conscious beings giving meaning to the universe.
And this is what two of his favourite physicists say:
First, Steven Weinberg:
The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it seems pointless.
(which is something Camus might agree with. Sort of. He’d say though, that it’s all the more reason to live it.)
and at the other end of the spectrum of hopelessness, Freeman Dyson. He believes that even though our universe was pointless, he thinks that life is filling it with more meaning. With the best yet to come if we create artificial super intelligence here, and through the cosmos.