Toby Walsh

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We’re facing a significant advance in AI using methods that are not described in scientific literature, and with datasets restricted to a single for-profit company.

Disks and wheels of an early calculating machine

Ada Lovelace said computers could not invent. But a century later, Alan Turing pointed out inventiveness in machines could be found in their capacity to produce surprising and innovative results.

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The AI leans on a particular tactic for its success. If you knew what it was, beating it would get drastically easier.

Robot dogs

The sentient, murderous humanoid robot is a complete fiction, and may never become reality. But that doesn’t mean we’re safe from autonomous weapons – they are already here.

Toby Walsh and Haris Aziz

The new flagship university-wide research institute will support the activities of over 300 UNSW researchers working across AI.

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Six UNSW Sydney projects chosen as finalists for Australia’s leading science awards.

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Russia’s absurd claims about ‘smart’ landmines show it’s high time the world put limits on autonomous weapons.

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The day is coming – some say has already arrived – when artificial intelligence starts to invent things that its human creators could not. But our laws are lagging behind this technology, UNSW experts say.

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We are connecting ourselves, our homes and our workplaces to lots of internet-enabled devices: smartwatches, smart lightbulbs, toasters, fridges … How to keep all their data private?

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The collection of athlete data in professional sport has outpaced legal requirements and scientifically-proven benefit to athletes.

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