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When the Machines Talk: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

6pm Thursday 29 August 2024

For our third lecture of 2024, Professor Toby Walsh presents When the Machines Talk: The Future of Artificial Intelligence.

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About Professor Walsh

Toby Walsh is Chief Scientist of UNSW.AI, UNSW's new 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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Proceeds of all ticket sales will support the IGS Sharing Program including our Indigenous Scholarship Fund and Building Fund.

About The Ultimo Series

Join us for an intellectually invigorating experience with our series of academic lectures. Drawing on the expertise at IGS's doorstep, renowned thought leaders facilitate discussions and engage in interactive Q&A sessions on critical topics, such as our environmental impact, navigating Artificial Intelligence, the ethical intricacies of social media, and how to prepare our children for a changing world.

Secure your tickets now for an intimate opportunity to delve into pressing issues with experts who shape our understanding of the world. Enhance your perspective, contribute to meaningful dialogues, and be part of a community committed to knowledge, diversity and growth. Don't miss out – reserve your seat today and join us in this immersive exploration of thought-provoking subjects. 

We hope you can join other IGS parents, carers, teachers, and alums in our new Renaissance Centre for an evening of connection and learning.

The Ultimo Series is directed by Thom Marchbank, IGS Deputy Principal Academic.

Coming Up in The Ultimo Series:

    • Term 4 - 5.45pm to 7.30pm, Thursday, 21 November 2024
      Mary-Jo McVeigh
      , Social Worker of the Year 2023 USyd, and Director of Cara House, presenting on the ethics of care and lessons from the neurobiology of early life trauma and abuse.

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