People – individually and in groups – were not as good at facial recognition as an algorithm. But five people plus the algorithm, working together, were even better.
While some alarmists predict AI will decimate the workforce, the truth is concerted action by leaders in labor, business, government and education can ensure workers aren't replaced by robots.
An obsession with GDP growth fails to account for some of society's most pressing problems.
As robotics, IoT, and other automation technologies grow in sophistication and commercial feasibility, jobs at nearly every skill level will be impacted.
Tech companies that have been wary to hire anyone over 30 are missing out on skilled workers.
Google DeepMind software can diagnose eye conditions as well as human doctors – and the medical profession should welcome this.
Most Australian workers are fairly relaxed about their own job security, but they do worry about the risks of poor management and outsourcing to cheaper labour.
Young people are the most vulnerable as industry and the labour market undergo radical change, but meeting this challenge could just be a matter of plugging existing gaps.
Automation could transform our working world. Here's what we can do to ensure it is a more gender equal one.
Technology is currently not at the forefront of how work-integrated learning is designed and this is something educators need to address.
Despite his fears artificial intelligence might one day overtake humanity, Stephen Hawking knew from his own life how profoundly AI could improve humans' daily lives.
Robots are coming for humans' jobs, but people should protect from automation the experiences that bring joy and happiness.
Why we're developing a soft robot inspired by an elephant's trunk.
There are more robots than ever in the operating room – but that's led to fewer opportunities for surgical trainees. Now, some new doctors are teaching themselves in secret.
Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
The rise of robots and new technology threatens to take over many jobs, but just how many is still up for debate.
As artificial intelligence technology becomes more capable, it threatens more types of jobs – like lawyers, bureaucrats and managers. What social upheaval will happen if those people can't find work?
A common theme from science fiction is a vision of a world where humans do less work and machines do more. Why have we not yet reached that point?
The Industrial Revolution led to centuries of social and economic upheaval. Are economists telling us not to worry about workplace automation because things will be better in a couple hundred years?
Bringing nature into the workplace can lead to a number of benefits, including reduced stress and increased creativity.