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Toby Walsh on AI's threat to intellectual property

All of this information is being poured into these generative AI tools, which is great fun, but none of the value is going back to the people that generated it.

Toby Walsh

As artificial intelligence takes root in everything from science and social media to politics and policing, world-leading AI expert Toby Walsh seeks to answer a pressing question: can we trust AI or will it increasingly deceive us? Drawing from his recent essay in Griffith Review 80: Creation Stories, he offered a fascinating perspective on our increasing reliance on intelligent and autonomous technology and how we might ensure AI is harnessed as a force for good rather for nefarious ends.

Toby Walsh spoke in Toby Walsh on the Artificial in Artificial Intelligence, an event presented by Sydney Writers' Festival and supported by UNSW Sydney in May 2023.

Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is Chief Scientist of UNSW.AI, UNSW Sydney’s AI Institute. He is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives, having spoken at the UN and to heads of state, parliamentary bodies, company boards and many others on this topic. This advocacy has led to him being "banned indefinitely" from Russia. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science and was named on the international Who's Who in AI list of influencers. He has written four books on AI for a general audience, the most recent is Faking It! Artificial Intelligence in a Human World. 

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