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Toby Walsh

Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW.

Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He is Guest Professor at TU Berlin and leader of the Algorithmic Decision Theory group. He is currently taking unpaid leave from his position as Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW and Data61. He was named by the Australian newspaper as a "rock star" of Australia's digital revolution. He has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and has won the prestigious Humboldt research award as well as the NSW Premier's Prize for Excellence in Engineering and ICT. He has held research positions in Australia, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Sweden.

He regularly appears in the media talking about the impact of AI and robotics. He is passionate that limits are placed on AI to ensure the public good. In the last two years, he has appeared in TV and the radio on the ABC, BBC, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10, CCTV, CNN, DW, NPR, RT, SBS, and VOA, as well as on numerous radio stations. He also writes frequently for print and online media. His work has appeared in the New Scientist, American Scientist, Le Scienze, Cosmos, the Conversation and "The Best Writing in Mathematics". His twitter account has been voted one of the top ten to follow to keep abreast of developments in AI.

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See also: Academia University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Public Research university.

Details last updated 30-Jan-2020

Toby Walsh News

AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots

Guardian - 18-Jul-2018

Over 150 firms agreed against developing A.I-based weapons, governments should be next


New South Korea university lab could lead to killer robots

Guardian - 05-Apr-2018

KAIST has partnered with defence manufacturer Hanwha Systems. New centre will focus on AI-based ...