The National Party’s new curriculum policy proposes reforms, when there are already several underway. What schools and teachers really need is more funding and less change.
Baidu’s ERNIE Bot was launched to considerable disappointment.
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AI chatbots are on the rise in China – but their abilities and purpose may be quite different from the products of US tech giants.
Installation view of Troy Emery’s work Mountain climber 2022 on display as part of the Melbourne Now exhibition at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne from 24 March – 20 August 2023.
Image: Tom Ross
Conceived as a snapshot of visual culture in Melbourne and Victoria, this exhibition is challenging, visually exciting and memorable.
We know the oceans are warming, but we have fewer measurements in coastal waters where most fisheries and aquaculture operate. Now the fishing industry is helping scientists to track the changes.
Minangkabau women carrying out traditional ceremonial activities in West Sumatra in 2020.
Male domination is not inevitable, omnipresent, natural or biological. In various societies, men and women arrange their lives differently - challenging monolithic notions of ‘the patriarchy’.
The Last of Us proved that there is a very large audience with a healthy appetite for authentic and purposeful LGBTQIA+ representation. How do game designers respond?
Reducing gas use in our homes will help avoid energy price hikes. But where is the best place to start?
Impressive as results from four-day work-week trials may appear, it’s still not clear if they would apply across the economy.
Warrumbungle national park.
As continents grind across ‘hotspots’ in Earth’s mantle, we can get volcanoes erupting on the surface. Studying these can reveal much about our planet’s evolution.
Mick Tsikas/AAP; Nine newspapers; Aaron Bunch/AAP
Successive governments have shied away from serious discussions about national security.
Beethoven was afflicted with health conditions for much of his adult life, and wished for their cause to be discovered and made public.
Imagine the impression sent abroad if voters defeated a proposal for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander body to advise the federal parliament and government
Compostable food waste bin caddies are the main sustainable use for bioplastics at present. Almost all bioplastics are ending up in landfill.
Dake KangAP/AAP Image
Evidence is mounting for links to animals at the Wuhan wet market. But we’ve wasted a lot of time and energy getting here.
In this podcast, Michelle Grattan discusses the blueprint for reform with commission chair, Michael Brennan
In a simply worded question, Australians will be asked to approve altering the Constitution “to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice”.
This is a fake AI-generated image.
Daniel Kempe via Twitter/Midjourney
AI tools are now generating content that’s difficult to distinguish from reality.
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The autonomous vehicle revolution was, according to its proponents, meant to have transformed daily travel by now. But they underestimated the task of developing a safe, truly driverless vehicle.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Here’s what the question says, what’s new and what happens next.
The bill that has passed through the Senate provides for a robust referendum, although there is still room for improvement.
Rather than policing or separating families, a new collaborative movement born in the US seeks to find better ways to support children, families and communities.
A comparison between two views of the same coral reef on Kiritimati, taken by University of Victoria scientists.
Danielle Claar, Kristina Tietjen/University of Victoria
Fear and Wonder is a new climate podcast, brought to you by The Conversation, and sponsored by the Climate Council. In episode one, we discuss how scientists know the climate is changing.
Graham Edgar/Reef Life Survey
The first comprehensive audit of marine life around Australia, deploying an army of volunteer research divers alongside scientists, has revealed southern reefs are suffering the most.
Image: David Kelly
Rent assistance can ease rental stress, but it won’t help low-income earners find secure and affordable housing when it’s in such short supply, nor stop disadvantage being concentrated in some areas.
Despite the high numbers of casual academic staff in Australia, surprisingly little research has been done on their working conditions and experiences.