Delve into danger
KEYNOTE // AI could make redundant most of our certainties. How brave is our new world going to be?
By 2062, experts estimate that we will have created machines as intelligent as humans. According to leading artificial intelligence researcher, Toby Walsh, this will mean the end of equality, the end of politics, the end of the West and maybe, the end of us. Is this the end of everything – or a new beginning?
Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He was named by The Australian newspaper as a "rock star" of Australia's digital revolution. He is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at Data61, Australia's Centre of Excellence for ICT Research, and is Guest Professor at TU Berlin. He has written several books about Artificial Intelligence for a general audience and the latest, 2062: The World that AI Made, was published in August this year. He regularly appears in the media talking and writing about the impact of AI and robotics and is passionate that limits are placed on AI to ensure the public good. He has played a leading role at the UN and elsewhere on the campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons (aka ‘killer robots’).