It started with the theft of a large chunk of human knowledge. Large language models such as ChatGPT have ingested much of the internet, all of Wikipedia and all of the US patent database. Soon it will be much of our scientific knowledge.” 

– Toby Walsh

In THE AUSTRALIAN, noted computer science professor Toby Walsh is concerned about the centralization of knowledge in the hands of a few mega-tech companies.

Walsh is a rock-start computer scientist in his native Australia. He is a frequent speaker, media commentator, and author of several books about how AI will impact our future.


Big Tech is obscuring the ‘greatest heist’ in human history
THE AUSTRALIAN | MAY 17, 2023 | By Toby Walsh

See also reviews of two books by Toby Walsh:

Baseline Machines That Think

Walsh 2.02062: The World that AI Made