Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, will be in conversation with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh to discuss issues including the development and future of the internet, the Internet of Things and digital security. The event will be introduced by Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science at UNSW and President of Science and Technology Australia.
Vinton G. Cerf contributes to global policy development and the continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the ‘Fathers of the Internet,’ Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.
Location: John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW (Building G19) Google map
Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in artificial intelligence. He was named by The Australian newspaper as a "rock star" of Australia's digital revolution. Walsh is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at Data61, Australia's Centre of Excellence for ICT Research, and is Guest Professor at TU Berlin. He has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and has won the prestigious Humboldt research award, as well as the NSW Premier's Prize for Excellence in Engineering and ICT. Walsh regularly appears in the media talking about the impact of AI and robotics and his twitter account has been voted one of the top ten to follow to keep abreast of developments in AI. He has played a leading role at the UN and elsewhere on the campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons (aka "killer robots”).