CS Lectures

Prof. Toby Walsh

Prof. Toby Walsh / Machines Behaving Badly

Laureate Fellow & Scientia Professor of AI School of CSE, UNSW Sydney


How can we ensure that AI acts for good instead of evil? Where do we draw the line between acceptable and bad behaviour? In this talk, I explore the ethical considerations and unexpected consequences posed by AI. Is Alexa racist? Can robots have rights? What happens if a self-driving car kills someone? What limitations should we put on the use of facial recognition? And what moral choices must we make in programming AI?

About the Speaker

Toby Walsh is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor of AI at UNSW Sydney and CSIRO Data61, and adjunct professor at QUT. He is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives, having spoken at the UN, and to heads of state, parliamentary bodies, company boards and many other bodies on this topic. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and was named on the international "Who's Who in AI" list of influencers. He has authored three books on AI for a general audience, the most recent entitled "Machines Behaving Badly: the morality of AI".

ITU Host

Carsten Schürmann