From Google to smartphones to driverless cars, artificial intelligence is already reshaping our daily lives. But where will AI take us in the future? In conversation with Rae Johnston, leading AI researcher Toby Walsh talks about It’s Alive!, his fascinating journey through the world of AI that makes a series of predictions about how it will transform our world by 2050 – from its use in the workplace, to its economic impacts, to what happens when its intelligence surpasses our own.

Toby Walsh (Australian)

Walsh, Toby c Grant Turner: UNSW.jpg

Toby Walsh is one of the world’s leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence. He is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales. He has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Association for the Advancement of AI. His latest book, It's Alive! Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots, was published in 2017.

Rae Johnston (Australian)

Johnston, Rae2.jpg

Rae Johnston is the Editor of Gizmodo Australia, focusing on science, consumer technology, video games and “geek” entertainment. On television she hosts NITV’s The Point, as well as SBS’ The Feed and Small Business Secrets. You can also catch Rae on ABC RN’s Drive program regularly chatting about technology. Rae is a proud Wiradjuri woman.