Professor Walsh asked: "What redress do you have against an AI bot that pretends to be you?Do you have a right know if you're interacting with a computer rather than a real person? One of the challenges will be that many advances in AI used to defend systems will be quickly turned around to attack systems."The supposed hacking by Russians in order to influence the 2016 US presidential election demonstrates the impact that such cyber attacks can have," Professor Walsh said."Banks [and other companies and governments] will have no choice but to invest more and more in sophisticated AI systems to defend themselves from attack."Robots will have superior ball skills, including unfailing accuracy in passes and penalties.They will know precisely where all players are at all times and will know how to interpret that information because their AI system learned strategic play from watching every World Cup match ever recorded. Even fans of the robots will call for the humans to be given a break. But AI will change football and most other games with managers and players using AI to train and play better.There are some decisions we simply should not allow machines to make."You will walk into a room and say "lights on" and "who won the football?" and one of the many AI devices in your house will recognise your voice and understand you well enough to know which football code you follow.In his book It's Alive: Artificial Intelligence From The Logic Piano to Killer Robots, he has highlighted key questions in a series of predictions that describe how our future could be far better or far worse because of AI.Here's how he thinks society might change by 2050 thanks to artificial intelligence.
Professor Walsh, from the University of New South Wales, is calling for a national discussion about whether society needs to adopt clear boundaries and guidelines around how AI is developed and how it's used in our lives.
A few people will resist and determinedly follow a disconnected 20th Century life.