We urgently need to contemplate the myths we tell about ourselves and technology as a way of evaluating the relationship between the two.
Is it a scam?
Scam emails and phone calls are on the rise as it becomes ever easier to orchestrate fraud from anywhere in the world. New research sheds light on what makes some of us more susceptible than others.
Delivery bots, maintenance drones and care robots are all being tested in real world contexts – and that's just the beginning.
‘Seeing’ through robot eyes.
For roboticists looking to nature for inspiration on how animals see the world, there's a tension between mimicking biology and capitalising on the advances in camera technology.
Architect Frank Gehry’s computer-designed, hand made staircase at University of Technology Sydney.
The art and design industry in Australia is demanding 'mass customisation' of works of art. Robots may be the answer – and they're creating jobs already.
It is just as much for our own sake, as for the sake of robots, that we should begin recognising the rights of intelligent machines.
Many of the most advanced robots are inspired by nature.
US Department of Defense
Boston Dynamic's robots are inspired by nature for good reason.
Starting with two simple sheepdog rules, the robot then began to display new, unprogrammed behaviour.
The dynamic between the master and the slave dominates accounts of AI at the moment.
Unfortunately for the intrepid astronauts in Stanley Kubrick’s
2001, a Space Odyssey, the HAL 9000 computer knows how to read lips.
Since Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece debuted in 1968, fictional stories of faulty or malevolent AI are legion. What have recent advances taught us and what might the future hold?
Elon Musk 's Tesla has serious production problems.
Automation could help us avoid future disasters.
US Coast Guard
Developments in technology mean that we can use automation to reduce accidents on oil rigs.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
Humans are already imposing our barely understood sexual ethic upon machines.
Pacific Ring Uprising.
They're back! Pacific Rim Uprising sees more giant robots with humans inside, fighting giant monsters. But does the rocket science add up in this action-packed blockbuster sequel?
We're getting close to creating an android that feels.
Tax policy favours machines over workers. Here's how to change it.
The 2014 film Ex Machina explored a dystopian vision of what could happen in a world where humans empathise with robots.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
When we include someone (or something) in our moral circle we feel a sense of moral obligation for their treatment. But the factors determining who is in or out are more complicated than you may think.
Humans and robots can work together to create jobs for the future.
Predicted job losses from the rise of the robots vary widely. So rather than worry about robots taking over, we should learn to work with them and use them as intelligent tools.
ATMs, self-scan checkouts, automated calls, digital therapists ... no wonder we're all lonely.