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Book Launch: Faking It! By Toby Walsh

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Join the Queensland AI Hub and QUT to celebrate the launch of Professor Toby Walsh's latest book - Faking It: Artificial Intelligence in a Human World.

A short conversation with Toby Walsh and Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz - Professor and Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, and Q&A will be followed by drinks, canapes, networking and book signing.

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Guests arrive, drinks and networking
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Toby Walsh in conversation with Marek Kowalkiewicz 
6:00pm – 6:20pm – Facilitated Audience Q&A
6:20pm - 7:30pm - Drinks, canapes, networking, and book buying/signing opportunity 

About the Book:
Artificial Intelligence is, as the name suggests, artificial and fundamentally different to human intelligence. Yet often the goal of AI Is to fake human intelligence. This deceit has been there from the very beginning. We've been trying to fake it since Alan Turing answered the question 'Can machines think?' by proposing that machines pretend to be humans.

Now we are starting to build AI that truly deceives us. Powerful AIs such as ChatGPT can convince us they are intelligent and blur the distinction between what is real and what is simulated. In reality, they lack true understanding, sentience and common sense. But this doesn't mean they can't change the world.

Can AI systems ever be creative? Can they be moral? What can we do to ensure they are not harmful? In this fun and fascinating book, Professor Toby Walsh explores all the ways AI fakes it, and what this means for humanity - now and in the future.

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