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Toby Walsh is a Scientia Professor of Arifticial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. He was named by the Australian newspaper as a "rock star" of Australia's digital revolution. Professor Walsh is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives. He has, for example, been a leading voice in the discussion about killer robots, speaking at the UN in New York and Geneva on the topic. He appears regularly on TV and radio. He has authored two books on AI for a general audience, the most recent titled "2062: The World that AI Made" which is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish and Vietnamese. The book has just been published in India by Speaking Tiger.

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2062: The World that AI Made

On 29th Nov 12.00 p.m. - 12.40 p.m.

2062 is the year by which we will have built machines as intelligent as us. This is what the majority of leading artificial intelligence and robotics experts now predict. But what will this future actually look like? When the quest to build intelligent machines has effectively been successful, how will life on this planet unfold? Will automation take away jobs? Will robots become conscious and actually take over? Will we become immortal machines ourselves, uploading our brains to the cloud? How will political institutions adjust to the post-truth, post-privacy digitised world? What lies in store for homo digitalis – the people of the not-so-distant future who will be living amongst fully functioning artificial intelligence? But the most important question of all is what choices do we need to make today to ensure that the future remains bright?