From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Young Australian jobseekers are facing a difficult future due to the loss of many traditional entry-level positions to automation. A solution may lie in bold policy ideas.
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.
The claim: Robotics will lead to mass unemployment. The reality: Productivity will grow, but not idle or leisure time.
In a world where robots work better than humans, how will we cope? We need to rethink our jobs-based economy.
A scenario analysis of the construction industry in 2036 paints an interesting picture for workers.
Space tourists will need someone to show them around. This is just one of several jobs that currently don't exist but are expected to be a reality with in a decade.
Automation is likely to destroy many jobs, but create new ones in their stead. We must adapt to what those new jobs will be.
More tasks are being given over to automation, from autopilots in transport to medical diagnosis. But humans are a poor backup for automation, especially when the automation goes wrong.
Much of the debate about robots talking jobs focuses largely on a jobless future. But robots can deliver a host of benefits, especially for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
What are the issues facing rural and regional Australia? The challenges are many and varied – and only some have made the national political agenda – but these areas deserve better than neglect.
New report shows millions in the UK are denied essential financial services because of disability, disease and age.
A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.
Thousands of hip replacement operations are performed each year, but today is the first time in Australia that a robot will help with the surgery.
Phone trees drive you mad? Just want to talk to an actual person? You aren't alone – despite the fact that most customer service journeys begin with automated interactive voice response systems.
In the past, technology both destroyed and created jobs. Is that trend ending?
A Universal Basic Income is essentially free money for everyone, no strings attached. And it could be the perfect response to rising unemployment due to automation.
Many jobs are likely to disappear due to technology and automation, but many more are likely to be created. The greatest challenge is managing the transition.
Intelligent machines are taking on many of the jobs once carried out by humans but that doesn't mean we'll have mass unemployment.
Robots and intelligent machines will one day takeover the tasks currently carried out by medical staff. But are we ready to place our health care in the hands of a machine?