With UNSW Sydney, learning doesn’t stop at graduation.

Learn@Lunch is a fast, easy-to-digest, one-hour session that offer alumni the exclusive opportunity to foster lifelong learning.

Whether it is new applications for stem cell research and artificial intelligence, or challenging ideas around refugee policy or behavioural economics, the series features a wide breadth of significant research insights sure to feed your mind.

 

Time:               12:30 – 1:30pm

Venue:             The Barnet Long Room

                         Customs House

Level 1, 31 Alfred Street,

Circular Quay

Cost:                Free. Registrations essential and will be open monthly


 

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For all Learn@Lunch enquiries, please contact alumnievents@unsw.edu.au  


 

 

Next Learn@Lunch Event

 

May 9 | Scientia Professor Toby Walsh | Our Artificially Intelligent Future

In the years ahead, will driverless cars prevent accidents or cause them? Will intelligent machines spell the death knell of the modern workforce, or present shiny new opportunities? Will Siri one day shed the friendly voice and reveal itself as the malevolent HAL 9000? Love it or fear it, artificial intelligence is becoming an indispensable part of our lives, and there’s no denying that technological advancement has a transformative effect on society and the economy.

While many relish the streamlined existence that AI can create, for others the risk of a Terminator-esque Skynet takeover seems incredibly real. As AI developments continue, questions around risk, ethics and application arise. At our May Learn@Lunch presentation, leading researcher and UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh will discuss some of the common misconceptions around AI today, share his predictions around what AI will achieve by 2050, and shed light on whether mankind should feel liberated or threatened by a world in which the intelligence of machines may one day surpass our own.

 

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Learn@Lunch Podcasts & Transcripts

Transcripts

14 February 2018 | Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill 

14 March 2018 | Professor Tom Frame

11 April 2018 | Professor Alison Bashford