Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He was recently named in the inaugural Knowledge Nation 100, the one hundred "rock stars" of Australia's digital revolution. He is Guest Professor at TU Berlin, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW and leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at Data61, Australia's Centre of Excellence for ICT Research. He has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and has won the prestigious Humboldt research award as well as the 2016 NSW Premier's Prize for Excellence in Engineering and ICT. He has previously held researchpositions in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Sweden.
Title: AI for Good
Rapid progress is being made in AI today. Much of the technology being developed can be used for good or for bad. I will discuss the growing movement within AI research to develop AI for social good. I will illustrate this with some examples from my own research which take us from food banks to organ banks.