Toby Walsh

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What will happen in the next sexual revolution? When will machines become smarter than humans? The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented this year for the first time in conjunction with UNSW, asked some fascinating questions.

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Scientia Professor Toby Walsh tells the Festival of Dangerous Ideas that Artificial Intelligence is less than 50 years away from matching humans.

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A who’s who of CEOs, engineers and scientists from the technology industry have signed a global pledge – co-organised by UNSW’s Toby Walsh – to oppose lethal autonomous weapons.

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The Australian Human Rights Institute is a new initiative at UNSW Sydney that is bringing together researchers from different disciplines to find solutions to human rights challenges.

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UNSW's Toby Walsh has organised a letter from Australia's AI research community to the Australian Government calling for it to support a ban on lethal autonomous weapons.

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With Australia’s recent election to the UN’s Human Rights Council, the issue of lethal autonomous weapons is even more pressing for the nation to address, writes Toby Walsh.

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While much of the world’s attention was focused last week on the G20 meeting in Hamburg, a historic decision took place at the United Nations in New York.

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Nuclear weapons threaten not merely those who have them, but all people who walk the Earth, write Toby Walsh and Rob Brooks.

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Tech companies are racing to create a new way of interacting with computers but the new world will have implications for privacy, diversity and democracy, writes Toby Walsh.

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A computer scientist calling for bans on 'killer robots', an internationally respected drug researcher, and a chemist developing 'smart' nanoparticles to target tumours are among 16 new Scientia Professors.

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