Toby Walsh

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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.

Military robots

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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Deep learning, which uses a “deep” neural networks, loosely modelled on the human brain, looks set to be an important component in the AI toolbox, writes Toby Walsh. 

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UNSW Professor Toby Walsh is one of three UNSW scientists elected to the Australian Academy of Science. Walsh, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering, has made important scientific contributions in three closely related areas: artificial intellig

Go

South Korean Go champion Lee Se-dol finally beat the AlphaGo Software after three straight losses last week, but AlphaGo's success remains a landmark moment, writes Toby Walsh.

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