UNSW presents RoboCup 2019 Talks


RoboCup 2019: speak

From forced labor to friends, to enemies and to combat machines, how will the rise of robots have an impact on our daily lives?

4 and 6 July 2019

Was Stephen Hawking right that artificial intelligence is perhaps the greatest threat to humanity?

Presented as part of RoboCup 2019, UNSW Center for Ideas brings a series of conferences to explore the

exciting, daunting and rapid growth of robotic technology. From RoboEthics to RoboWarfare e

RoboReveal, our expert groups consider the big questions and examine how robotics and artificial intelligence

will have an impact on our daily life.

RoboCup is an international robotics competition, which shows the latest state of the art

developments in robotics and artificial intelligence research. You will be able to see the new developments in robotics in

home, at work, in disaster recovery and on the football field. Now in its 23rd year, RoboCup arrives

Sydney for the first time since July 2, 2019 at ICC Sydney.

In the 20's, when the term "robot" was coined, the notion of machines that lived alongside humans

it was completely science fiction. But anyone has a smart watch, a talking phone, or a fridge

can buy his milk knows that times have changed.

Lyra Bennett Moses, UNSW professor and collaborator at RoboWarfare, says: "Developments in

robotics asks important questions about how humans will live between designed entities

compete for work and have an impact on our lives as consumers, as people in need of care, as pedestrians and

passengers, and as potential targets in war. The RoboCup Talks will deepen these aspects

problems, asking how we can design robots in ways that reflect our ethical commitments and

improve human prosperity. This is an important part of a wider conversation, and we are

I can't wait to hear what the expert panellists and RoboCup participants have to say. "


18:00, Thursday 4 July

Lower Town Hall

When we build robots and artificial intelligence, is there a place where we shouldn't go?

Stephen Hawking once claimed that artificial intelligence could be the greatest threat to humanity. The world of technology

the most eminent visionaries have expressed concern about the proliferation of robots in all areas of

our lives, yet we continue to run towards a brave new mechanical world. There should be a set of

immutable ethical laws on robots and artificial intelligence before it's too late? Join the UNSW professor Toby

Walsh, the researcher Kate Devlin, the philosopher Matthew Beard and the ethics Justine Rogers to face

these moral dilemmas and determine how these emerging technologies will rapidly impact our own


Tickets $ 10 + booking fees

Combined RoboEthics and RoboWarfare tickets $ 15 + booking fees

Reservations, centreforideas.com/event/roboethics


19.30, Thursday 4 July

Lower Town Hall

Should robots have the right to kill?

We owe so much of our technological innovation to the relationship between the technological industry and

the army, without it we would not have satellite navigation or internet. So what happens when

military engineers begin to build autonomous lethal weapons that can make their own decisions

the first line? A future where robots march alongside human soldiers in battle is no longer just one

Sci-Fi Science Fiction. The rise of robots could make the war safer for civilians and reduce the

lethality of war, but should robots ever have the right to kill? Join law professor Lyria Bennett

Moses, professor of AI Toby Walsh and researcher of autonomous weapons systems Jai Galliott, a

explore the dilemmas and benefits of robots and artificial intelligence at the forefront.

Tickets $ 10 + booking fees

Combined RoboEthics and RoboWarfare tickets $ 15 + booking fees

Reservations, centreforideas.com/event/robowarfare


Saturday 6 July, 2:00 pm

ICC Sydney, Exhibition Center Lvl 3, Room E3.2

When do robots enter?

Self-driving cars, surgical robots, Siri. We have already welcomed robots in our homes, cars and

pockets, so what's next? They will join the soldiers on the battlefield, sitting next to us in the

office or replace our human friends? Join Marita Cheng, Toby Walsh and more for a discussion

on the exciting (and sometimes discouraging) developments of robotic technology. RoboReveal is

suitable for families and will include a question and answer session with the public.

Free event

Reservations, centreforideas.com/event/roboreveal

RoboCup 2019: the talks are presented as part of the great UNSW challenge on life with the 21st century

Technology. grandchallenges.unsw.edu.au/

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