Toby Walsh is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, and Research Leader at Data61 (formerly NICTA) in the Optimisation Research Group where he leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory project. Data61 is Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research. He is currently Guest Professor at TU Berlin. He has been Editor-in-Chief of two of the main journals in AI: the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, and AI Communications. He is currently Associate Editor of one of the leading journals in computer science, the Journal of the ACM covering the area of Artificial Intelligence.
Ethics, Autonomy, & Killer Robots
In this talk, I’ll summarise the state of the discussion at the UN and elsewhere on lethal autonomous weapons (aka “killer robots”). I’ll discuss the different ethical arguments in play around the use of such weapons on the battlefield.