AI and Ethics: Why all the fuss?


Toby Walsh


There’s a lot of discussion in many different fora about AI and Ethics. In this talk, I’ll attempt to identify what new issues AI brings to the table, as well as where AI requires us to address otherwise old issues. I will cover topics from autonomous cars via predictive analytics to killer robots.


Toby Walsh
image credit: Grant Turner/UNSW

Toby Walsh is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and Data61. He was named by the Australian newspaper as a “rock star” of Australia’s digital revolution. Professor Walsh is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives. He has been a leading voice in the discussion about lethal autonomous weapons (aka killer robots) speaking at the UN in New York and Geneva on the topic. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science. He appears regularly on TV and radio, and has authored two books on AI for a general audience, the most recent entitled “2062: The World that AI Made”.

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