Drivers claim that algorithms are skewed against them on ride-hailing platforms.
The WHO has released a major report on assistive technology. It says almost 1 billion children and adults can’t get the glasses, wheelchairs, technology, devices or other supports they need.
If virtual characters can be as smart as humans, having free will, can we kill or harm them?
Insights editors choose their top long reads of the year.
AI loves to cheat, but new research shows it doesn’t do so when analysing the atmospheres of exoplanets.
Police, private security and sporting events are turning to a growing but largely unregulated industry that claims its technology can detect suspicious individuals.
We need a tenfold increase in the digital economy budget spending for Australia to become a leading digital economy.
Machine logic can be too precise to seem fully human. Chatbots that learn logic from Aristotle instead might behave more like people.
AI can supplement the efforts of available medical personnel - and help keep them safe.
We don’t always realise it, but emotions play a positive role in decision making.
Predicting life expectancy remains in the realm of science fiction, but it may soon be possible. Are we prepared for such information? And who else would benefit from this knowledge?
As machine automation and artificial intelligence surge, there’s paranoia our jobs will be overrun by robots. But even if this happens, work won’t disappear, because humans need it.
Creativity isn’t the only route to discovery – automated analysis of huge amounts of data works too.
Sometimes it feels like everybody on social media is fighting about what’s “right” and what’s “wrong”. Well, figuring out why we all have such unique opinions is now helping experts tackle fake news.
From Alexa and Siri to intelligent speed assistance, there’s a lot of technology competing for our attention while driving,
Telecommunications company Huawei has used artificial intelligence to complete Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. But the result fails to capture the spirit of Schubert’s original compositions.
The history of human-machine collaboration suggests that AI will evolve into a “cognitive partner” to humankind rather than as all-powerful, all-knowing, labour replacing robots.
The quest to create a robot that is indistinguishable from humans has become all-consuming for some scientists, engineers and technicians. The consequences could be both beneficial and catastrophic.