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Toby Walsh

Professor of AI at UNSW, Research Group Leader, Data61
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 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

Can machines invent things without human help? These AI examples show the answer is ‘yes’

Dec 08, 2022 10:44 am UTC| Technology

The question of whether artificial intelligence (AI) can invent is nearly 200 years old, going back to the very beginning of computing. Victorian mathematician Ada Lovelace wrote whats generally considered the first...

An AI named Cicero can beat humans in Diplomacy, a complex alliance-building game. Here's why that's a big deal

Nov 25, 2022 14:43 pm UTC| Technology

In a rare piece of good news from Meta, artificial intelligence researchers at the company have just announced a scientific breakthrough. Their AI program named Cicero can now play the board game Diplomacy at a human...

How to preserve our privacy in an AI-enabled world of smart fridges and fitbits? Here are my simple fixes

Apr 23, 2022 08:25 am UTC| Technology

The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that the total entropy of a system the amount of disorder only ever increases. In other words, the amount of order only ever decreases. Privacy is similar to entropy. Privacy is...

Holding big tech companies to account: do their employees have the power?

Aug 25, 2018 07:52 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

When it comes to the tech giant Google, secret plans to launch a new search service in China prompted a furious reaction from more than 1,400 of the companys employees. A staff letter, obtained by Buzzfeed and published...

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Economy

Paramount is merging Showtime and Paramount Plus, to offer service under new name

Paramount Global media company revealed it would be combining its Showtime TV network and Paramount Plus streaming service. Once merged, the new service will have a new name - Paramount+ with Showtime. Paramount Global...

Shinsegae I&C, Tmap Mobility agree to EV charging collaboration

Shinsegae IC Inc. and Tmap Mobility Co. Ltd. have joined forces for the expansion of their electric car charging business. The companies confirmed their partnership earlier this week. Under the terms agreed upon by...

Netflix users threaten to ditch service new password-sharing policy is implemented

Netflix recently announced it will be collecting fees from subscribers who share passwords with other users. The streaming giant is taking this step to prevent people, who do not pay, from using the service. Moreover,...

BTS’ agency Hybe buys stake in Supertone audio tech startup

Hybe Co., the managing agency of the BTS superstar boy group, has acquired a 56.1% stake in Supertone audio technology firm. The deal was announced by the company on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Hybe Co. said that it has invested...

Kakao Mobility partners with Super Hero, Dealver, Delion Group, Manna Planet delivery services

Kakao Mobility Co. Ltd., a transportation company based in South Korea, has formed an alliance with four major delivery services to boost sales while cutting operation costs as well. The company signed deals with Dealver,...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine war: Kyiv blasts Croatian president's Crimea comments

Ukraines foreign ministry criticized the comments by Croatian President Zoran Milanovic over the Russian-annexed Crimea. Milanovics comments were in contrast with his countrys Prime Minister and the public, who have openly...

Myanmar coup: UK sanctions companies supplying Myanmar military's air strikes

The United Kingdom has imposed sanctions on two companies and two individuals for supplying the Myanmar military with fuel that was used to carry out air strikes in the country. The new sanctions come as the country is now...

Russia-Ukraine war: UK says not practical to send fighter jets

The United Kingdom said it was not practical to send fighter jets to Ukraine after Kyiv said it would now push to secure the vehicles. The new push follows Kyivs securing of battle tanks from the West. A spokesperson...

US: Labor agency says Apple workplace rules violate labor laws

A US labor agency found that major tech company Apple Inc. violated labor laws. The agency found that Apple unlawfully discourages its employees from discussing working conditions. In an email seen by Reuters, the...

Science

S. Korean researchers develop urine test that diagnoses cancer

A South Korean research team has developed a strip-type urine test that successfully diagnoses prostate and pancreatic cancer on-site by amplifying the optical signal of the metabolome in urine. The joint research team...

S. Korea to invest ₩275 billion in biopharma R&D projects

South Korea will invest 274.6 billion won in the bio-industry this year for 252 new RD projects in the four fields of biopharmaceuticals, healthcare, biomaterials, and medical equipment in 2023. According to South...

Scientists have started steering lightning with lasers – here's how

Lightning may look beautiful but every year it kills thousands of people, does huge amounts of damage to buildings and infrastructure, and causes power outages. The only protection we have is lightning rods, which were...

Our Solar System is filled with asteroids that are particularly hard to destroy, new study finds

A vast amount of rocks and other material are hurtling around our Solar System as asteroids and comets. If one of these came towards us, could we successfully prevent the collision between an asteroid and Earth? Well,...

Eisai, Biogen apply for Alzheimer's drug approval in Japan

Eisai Co. and Biogen Inc. hope to gain approval with the Japanese health ministry by the end of the year of an Alzheimers drug that could both treat the cause and slow symptom progression. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Technology

McDonald’s tests robot-manned restaurant in US

McDonalds has opened its first restaurant almost without employees in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. A video of this restaurant posted on Twitter shows that once a customer walks in, theres no one...

Osaka University designs anti-insect laser gun that could work on roaches too

A research team at Osaka Universitys Institute of Laser Engineering has created a blue laser diode gun that could target and lock on to insects weak spots before firing a precision beam. Led by Professors Hiroshi Fuji...

Intel loses $8 billion in market value after revealing dim forecast

Intel Corp saw about $8 billion wiped off its market value after it fanned fears in the personal computer market by predicting a loss for the first quarter and giving a revenue forecast of $3 billion below...

SK Telecom steps into AI coffee robot biz

SK Telecom is launching an unmanned coffee robot service dubbed AI Barista Robot in collaboration with Doosan Robotics Co. The robot can make about 20 different types of coffee and drinks and offers coffee that...

LG Innotek's net up 10.3% in 2022 on auto components demand

LG Innotek Co. posted a net income of 979.8 billion won in 2022, up 10 percent on-year, due to robust sales of high-value products and growing demand from automotive components. The company, an affiliate of LG group and...
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