MACHINES THAT THINK

PROF. TOBY WALSH

A scientist who has spent a career developing Artificial Intelligence takes a realistic look at the technological challenges and assesses the likely effect of AI on the future.

 

How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) impact our lives? Toby Walsh, one of the leading AI researchers in the world, takes a critical look at the many ways in which “thinking machines” will change our world.

 

Based on a deep understanding of the technology, Walsh describes where Artificial Intelligence is today, and where it will take us.

 

 

   • Will automation take away most of our jobs? 

   • Is a “technological singularity” near? 

   • What is the chance that robots will take over? 

   • How do we best prepare for this future? 

 

The author concludes that, if we plan well, AI could be our greatest legacy, the last invention human beings will ever need to make.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prof. Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is a world-renown expert on artificial intelligence (AI). He was named by the media as a "rock star" of the digital revolution and included on the list of the 100 most important digital innovators in Australia.

 

Professor Walsh's research focuses on how computers can interact with humans to optimise decision-making for the common good. He is a passionate advocate for limits to AI to ensure AI is used to improve, not hurt, our lives...Read More

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