We need to build algorithms that act ethically.
Creating an ethical machine learning system is no simple task, but maths can help.
The Bolt – Usain Bolt – after coming third in the men’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn't come top of the list.
International flags fly at United Nations headquarters, New York City.
Treaties banning biological and chemical weapons are in place, and the path is clear to remove nuclear weapons too. Lethal autonomous weapons (killer robots) should be next.
Both paid and unpaid apps can track your data. The apps pictured may not - but it’s hard to know which do and which don’t.
Name almost any app. Your data is probably being tracked.
More power than you think in power walking.
From power walks to silly walks, we can use our movement to generate energy in a way that is unique to everyone. And that can be used to help secure our wearable technology.
How much data do you still store only on your mobile, tablet or laptop?
We have never been so connected and we are producing more data than ever before. But how can we manage our data effectively while making sure it remains safe?
The UN is debating a total ban on all nuclear weapons.
Talks begin today at the United Nations to negotiate a total ban of nuclear weapons. Over 3,600 scientists have signed an open letter supporting the ban.
There is no perfect voting rule for three or more options.
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Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel prize winner who died last month, showed us there is no perfect voting rule. So how does his theory work?
It’s important to get the research across to and understood by decision-makers.
Research comes with risk and uncertainty so getting the right message across to the people who matter can be a challenge for scientists. A new plan out today hopes to change that.
Poker is a harder game for computers to master than chess or Go.
Artificial intelligence researchers have upped the ante and developed a program that has beaten the world's best Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker players.
Artificial intelligence will unleash computers from behind screens.
Tech companies are racing to create a new way of interacting with computers - artificial intelligence.
Breakthroughs in virtual and augmented reality technology are expected to change the worksites of the future.
A scenario analysis of the construction industry in 2036 paints an interesting picture for workers.
The Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016, Florida, US.
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Two Tesla cars running on autopilot have crashed this year, and one driver was killed. It raises the question of whether the company's autonomous driving system is safe for our roads.
Machine learning is driving the next revolution in computing.
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We're just at the beginning of working out the tasks machines will make us better at.
The distributed nature of blockchain networks make them useful for many applications.
While Bitcoin gets all the attention, the blockchain technology it's based on could have applications across business and government.
Could killer robots like Maximilian from the 1979 film Black Hole become reality?
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We need to ban lethal autonomous weapons, or "killer robots", as we have done with biological weapons, land mines and blinding lasers, and Australia should take a leading role in making that happen.
An eye in the sky from the movie of the same name – the reality of drone warfare.
The moral and ethical dilemmas of future warfare are depicted in this tight British thriller. But what will happen when humans become more removed from the weapons of war?
Spectators in South Korea look on as AlphaGo takes on Go champion Lee Se-dol.
A machine has bested us at yet another intellectually challenging game. It shows artificial intelligence is progressing rapidly, but it doesn't mean humans are redundant quite yet.
Spreadsheets didn’t kill accountancy jobs, it just changed them.
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 good at some jobs that were once done by humans.
Intelligent machines are taking on many of the jobs once carried out by humans but that doesn't mean we'll have mass unemployment.