What does this code do – and what does it mean?
Technological professionals are the first, and last, lines of defense against the misuse of technology.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
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Digital records are all well and good, but they still don't match the versatility of paper.
Decisions made by engineers today will determine how all cars drive.
The biggest ethical challenges for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable.
A branch of AI research promises to deliver computers that evolve their own software but the tech industry has yet to catch on.
Sound alerts on digital devices are often annoying, so we've tended to opt for silence. In future, that could hold us back.
If an alien landed on Earth, how would you decide if it had free will like us, or was a sophisticated automaton?
How secure is your password?
Passwords are an integral part of our daily IT life – and a major source of vulnerabilities. What are the problems and risks, and how can we reduce them?
Physicist Michelle Simmons has won the 2018 Australian of the Year Award.
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Maths and science featured strongly in the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards. Along with physicist Michelle Simmons, maths teacher Eddie Woo and biologist Graham Farquhar were recognised.
Modern advances come with new liabilities.
Biologists' growing reliance on computers advances the field – but comes with new risks. The first step toward improved cyberbiosecurity is increasing awareness of possible threats.
Bad news on the doorstep. How to stay safe?
Like the recent WannaCry, viruses and other hacker software are now part of our digital lives. How big are the threats? How can we protect ourselves?
Humans and computers are collaborating to create a new genre of 'synthetic literature'. But how does it work and can a computer ever really be creative?
There’s much more to mathematics than computation, and that’s where more contemporary technologies can improve primary mathematics.
Many parents are demanding less technology use in the classroom due to the amount of screen time children get at home. This story explores whether maths education and technology go hand in hand.
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The mass generation of customised content may have very real social implications.
This image was produced by the AI algorithm of the neural network ‘Deep Dream Generator’.
Dire dystopian predictions aside, the real danger of artificial intelligence is not the notorious "AI singularity" but job loss and misuse by malevolent people.
Why game playing can be such a powerful tool.
Video games have been helping kids to learn for years, here's how.
How can a machine understand who said what?
Important advances have been made in the areas of automatic language processing and emotional computing, and that could have big implications for business.
Not all hackers can be bad for an organisation: the white hat or ethical hacker can help.
Simply updating and patching an organisation's computer software may not be enough to fend off another cyber attack. You could engage an ethical hacker to help out.
This is how Greater Manchester is set to become one of the world's leading 'digital cities'.
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Born in the 1950s, the concept of an artificial neural network has progressed considerably. Today, known as "deep learning", its uses have expanded to many areas, including finance.