Toby Walsh featured on Sydney Morning Herald’s piece on Artificial Intelligence and War

Published on February 16, 2015

NICTA Optimisation Research Group’s research leader Toby Walsh has been interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald in a piece regarding the perils of Artificial Intelligence and its changes of encouraging war.

“There are many arguments, legal, ethical, political and technical for a ban,” Toby Walsh, head of the Optimisation Research Group at Australia’s research body NICTA and chair of the proceedings, told Fairfax Media.

“One that particularly appeals to me is that [autonomous weapons] will lower the barrier to war. If one side can launch an attack, without fear of bodies coming home, then it is much easier to slip into battle,” Professor Walsh said.