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Artist’s impression of Proxima b, a planet orbiting the star Proxima Centauri within the closest known star system outside of our solar system. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)

Can Artificial Intelligence help find alien intelligence?

Using AI to search for ET might help us find things we couldn't even imagine we should look for, but to succeed we also have think critically about how we create and use that technology.
Looking inside a quantum computer. IBM Research

How quantum mechanics can change computing

As companies make quantum computers available through their cloud services, take a look at what it means for computing to move beyond classical mechanics and into quantum physics.
CSIRAC was originally built in Sydney by the CSIRO before being transferred to Melbourne University. Melbourne University

The history of computing is both evolution and revolution

The first in our series looking at the changes that have been made in computing and other areas in the 60 years since the first computer in an Australian university was switched on.
Ada Lovelace circa 1842, daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet. Reproduced by permission of G C Bond

Mathematical winters: Ada Lovelace, 200 years on

This extraordinary individual defied the constraints of her time and gave a remarkable and farseeing account of computation.

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