It isn’t that we should worry about AI becoming more human. We should fear ourselves becoming more artificial.
Tech companies can use differential privacy to collect and share aggregate data about user habits, while maintaining individual privacy.
How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.
The Amazon rainforest is fed by a rich network of creeks, streams and rivers. Informal road construction is now endangering this critical ecosystem.
Thousands of dirt roads crisscross the Brazilian Amazon, serving ranchers, loggers and miners. The area's fragile waterways — and the spectacular fish that live in them — pay a high price.
NRA TV’s content focuses on ideology rather than guns.
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Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
Myer’s place in the marketplace, and in the mind of the consumer, remains unclear.
What is lacking is Myer's heritage, and the need for this to be carefully reframed and updated for the present day.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
Amazon’s original headquarters in Seattle.
There are 20 US cities bidding to host Amazon's HQ2 – but the winner will have its work cut out to make the most of the prize.
ATMs, self-scan checkouts, automated calls, digital therapists ... no wonder we're all lonely.
The tech sector has long had a diversity problem.
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Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
Good Girls Revolt.
Good Girls Revolt, One Mississippi and I Love Dick are all female led dramas cancelled by Amazon.
In a move that suggests physical retail stores aren’t dead, Amazon has opened three bookstores and over 60 pop-up stores in the US, and has plans for up to 2,000 grocery stores.
Urban retail space is being transformed yet again. Predictions of the demise of physical retailing in the face of online competition overlook its resilience over two centuries of disruptive innovations.
Here in the business and economy team at The Conversation, we love charts. This year we've made plenty of good ones with academics.
Big data makes it a bit easier to guess your next move.
Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.
Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
It can be a tough gig as a female comedian.
The rush of dopamine upon opening a subscription box is similar to the one experienced by gamblers.
Retailers are banking on some of our behavioural and emotional traits to get us to sign up to subscription boxes.
The bulk of potential new jobs associated with automation at Amazon are unlikely to happen in Australia - but rather where robots are developed and manufactured.
The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.
Australia Post is trialling an autonomous delivery robot.
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Australia Post has begun conducting experiments with mail delivery robots. With Amazon launching today in Australia, all eyes will be on whether these prototype robots will actually deliver.
Amazon this week purchased the global rights to J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings to turn it into a television series. What are the implications for Australia's content and its global reach?
Dave Lewis has dragged the supermarket clear of an accounting scandal. Now for the hard bit ...