|Work Club Melbourne|
As AI is starting to make real progress, there is a large appetite to understand where it might be taking us. Toby Walsh, a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence, will help us understand why AI is making headlines today and why we appear to be making such significant progress. He will also discuss where AI might take us and what AI is not yet capable of, and probably won’t be capable of for some time to come. Finally, he will provide a panorama of what the associated societal risks are, and how AI is both part of the problem and most likely part of the cure.
Toby Walsh is one of the world’s leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence. He is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and leads a research group at Data61, Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research. He has been elected a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI for his contributions to AI research, and has won the prestigious Humboldt research award. He has previously held research positions in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Sweden.