Researchers found the letters X, Y, and Z make tweets more shareable. The nonsensical result shows how easily statistics can be misused.
The WHO is creating a Global Pandemic Radar – an example of collective intelligence that must learn lessons from this pandemic.
Many other public bodies have flawed and outdated computer systems. How long before something else goes wrong?
A complete human genome, seen here in pairs of chromosomes, offers a wealth of information, but it is hard connect genetics to traits or disease.
The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.
Analysis of almost 100,000 tweets reveals how news reports can change the way people feel about vaccination.
Today, artificial intelligence is deeply imbedded in the systems we use to make decisions. However, the assumptions on which they’re built are often completely hidden to us.
While AI is intended to help us, it tempts us to abandon judgment and moral responsibility. And without a proper understanding of how it works, we cannot circumvent its negative effects.
How can we keep our personal data safe?
Companies today collect vast amounts of our personal data. What measures can governments and regulators take to reduce the inherent risks and keep our data?
How you can gauge investors' sleepiness by using Google search data.
Science can become more open and inclusive and can shift its culture.
‘Science 4.0’ is real. It is about a revolution in which science is an integral part of society.
Australians are highly engaged on the topic, yet don’t have strong opinions either way. Among potential migrants, only Indians showed a high degree of interest in Australia as a destination.
On October 22, the French junior minister for digital transition and electronic communication, Cedric O, and the French prime minister, Jean Castex (rear) announcing the changeover of several departments to ‘maximum alert’, new curfew measures, and the new app ‘Tous Anti Covid’.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers’ personal information a priority.
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An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.
The growing use of artificial intelligence in health care should be driven by careful consideration of what is important to members of the public.
The use of artificial intelligence in health care is on the rise, and the concerns of the public need to be considered in developing policy that regulates its application.
Breaking down COVID-19 data into demographic groups helps scientists learn more about the virus.
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Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Supercomputers in Canberra and Perth power the analysis and modelling that decision-makers rely on in national crises.
Eliud Kipchoge can run a marathon in under two hours. How fast might you manage?
Training data collected by fitness trackers may be useful to predict marathon performance
Police forces have a wide range of options for monitoring individuals and crowds.
Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.
A robot dog called Spot patrols a Singapore park playing a recorded message telling people to observe physical distancing measures.
Smart city solutions have proved handy for curbing the contagion, but recent experience has also shown how much they rely on public trust. And that in turn depends on transparency and robust safeguards
The COVIDSafe app hasn’t come out of nowhere. The promises of ‘smart city’ data collection may be seductive, but we must always weigh up what we’re being asked to give up in return.