What is the future of Artificial Intelligence?

Professor Toby Walsh, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales will be giving a lecture on the future of robotics tomorrow at UCT.

Professor Walsh is currently on the Executive Council of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and an advocate of the ‘Campaign to Stop Killer Robots’.

He is also Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.

John Maytham speaks to Professor Walsh to find out more about the lecture he will be delivering, and the interesting subject of artificial intelligence.

Listen to the full conversation below:

AI is trying to build computers to do things that we would normally think of as intelligent and its starting to pervade our lives.

Prof. Tony Walsh, Professor in artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales

He says artificial intelligence is starting to take over more aspects of the things humans do.

According to Professor Walsh, some of these programs are really useful in specialised domains, but cannot match human intelligence in other areas. It could take about 50 to 100 years to catch up.

There is still sometime before computers match us

Prof. Tony Walsh, Professor in artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales

He says there is nothing special about the human biology that they are not able to reproduce.

This time we are really starting to smell success. We have computers that are powerful enough...

Prof. Tony Walsh, Professor in artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales
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