Toby Walsh

Eureka Prizes trophy

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.

Scientia Professor Toby Walsh and Professor Charles C. Sorrell

Australia’s oldest learned society recognises UNSW professors for their work in the fields of artificial intelligence and ceramic science engineering.

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By 2062, experts estimate that we will have created machines as intelligent as humans. Already AI has become so integrated into our everyday lives that it’s often hard to detect… from home robots to smartphones telling you the fastest route home at the press of a button. 

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Basic research is best when it’s allowed to proceed on merit, rather than with political interference, says an open letter from 63 leading researchers protesting government interference in ARC grants.

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As the perils and wonders of artificial intelligence begin to permeate our lives, the ‘IPCC report for AI’ calls for action to ensure a safe future.

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Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.

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