Fears over the sinister side of artificial intelligence have become reality
For science to be open, one can reasonably think that it would have to use open software. However, being completely open is not that easy.
Interpreting legal rules is a very human process. How do we enable computers to read and apply them?
A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today's 5G networks.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers' personal information a priority.
How 19th-century audiences could experience the sound of live theatre in their living rooms.
Digital participatory surveillance allows the community to share in the responsibility of disease surveillance and contribute to the control and prevention of respiratory disease outbreaks.
It's almost impossible to be without a smartphone these days – but the way we hold and sit while using them can cause an array of physical health problems.
To effectively control COVID-19 and prevent a future pandemic, Nigeria needs to start investing heavily in science research.
COVID has shown us how powerful educational uses of digital technology can be informal, impromptu and conducted on the fly.
No news isn't necessarily good news. News is powerful, and helps us to stay connected and informed. But it's important we regulate our news consumption - particularly during times of crisis.
The coronavirus epidemic has made us all rethink our workspaces. But the needs of the times have always influenced the office space – whether for the colonial empire or a growing commerce.
Have you ever watched something because YouTube recommended it to you? You've probably been influenced by an algorithm. But at the end of the day, underneath all the algorithms are people.
Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050 ...
Automation in South Africa's auto industry may have made car manufacturing easier, faster, and more productive but it comes with social and employment costs.
More than half of the allocated funds will go towards making 'digital government' easier to do business with.
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Ironically, to encourage people to download the COVID Alert app, we need viral processes as we attempt to contain an actual virus. And that's a challenge when we're socially isolated.
It's encouraging that the federal government recognises its role in industry policy. But its choice to support some technologies is disappointing.
GPT-3 is the biggest, most creative language generation program to date. But with awesome power comes awesome responsibility.