AI takes centre stage

By Interpoint Events, 16 March, 2018


Professor Toby Walsh is headlining the speaker line-up for the 2018 Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE), being held in Melbourne on May 2-3. At AHICE, which is themed ‘Connect, Respond and Engage to stay on top of the game in 2018’, Professor Walsh will share how artificial intelligence influences business and impacts the hotel industry. Professor Walsh will also be part of the technology panel at the conference. AHICE is expected to attract more than 600 delegates making it the largest hotel industry conference in Australia.

Professor Toby Walsh is a world-renowned professor on artificial intelligence at the University of South Wales and Data61. He was named by the media as a “rock star” of the digital revolution and included on the list of the 100 most important digital innovators in Australia. Toby is the author of the books ‘IT’S ALIVE’, ‘Android Dreams’ and the soon to be published ‘Machines That Think’.

Toby is a sought-after keynote speaker on how artificial intelligence influences business, education, warfare, personal development, and finance, among others. His talks were featured at TED, Adobe Pacific Summit, Future Shapers Forum, CEBIT and Quest Future of AI. He has advised a number of leading organizations on their AI strategy such as McKinsey & Co, Bertlesmann, TATA Consulting, SeviceNow, Clayton Utz, the NSW Department of Education, and Penguin Random House.
Prof. Walsh is a passionate advocate for limits to AI to ensure AI is used to improve, not hurt, our lives. Together with Pope Francis, Toby was voted runner up in the Person of the Year Award by the Arm Control Association, recognizing his work in ensuring safe use of AI in warfare.

Source: Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition