As states and nations struggle to regulate growing AI use, municipal authorities are often leading the way. An emerging paradigm known as AI Localism can help us better define the way forward.
Facial recognition technology has set us on a path to mass surveillance – but it’s not too late to change course.
The number of live animals seized by the Australian Government has tripled since 2017, with blue-tongue lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos frequently captured.
High humidity, terrain and wind make rain forecasting particularly tricky in the tropics.
AI-generated voice-alikes can be indistinguishable from the real person’s speech to the human ear. A computer model that gives voice to the dinosaurs turns out to be a good way to tell the difference.
AI art tools like DALL-E, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion are starting a revolution in the way art is made.
Videos of humanoid robots dancing and performing backflips in the lab notwithstanding, robots that wash your dishes and fold your laundry are still years away. A roboticist explains why.
BlenderBot3’s distaste for its creator sits uncomfortably with its taciturn approach to hate speech.
Plans for a drone superhighway could change our skies.
Anduril says it is “transforming US & allied military capabilities with advanced technology” – and it’s setting up shop in Australia.
AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy.
One in 14 Premier League footballers receives online abuse every day.
Artificial intelligence can generate text much quicker and cheaper than professional human writers. Soon, AI will have the capacity to produce text that is indistinguishable from a human writer.
Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis suggested that Earth could be considered a single, self-regulating organism.
Artificial intelligence is developing quickly, and Australian law needs to catch up.
Climate adaptation, digital transformation and geopolitical shifts are among the ‘megatrends’ Australia must navigate to thrive in the coming decades.
To build a true artificial mind, first map out how thinking works. Enter the Common Model of Cognition.
Irony is linked to the ability to say one thing while thinking another – which means it’s also intrinsic to being human. What does new research into artificial intelligence and irony reveal?
Competition between corporations drives innovation and development. But when it comes to artificial intelligence systems, the prevention of harm should be more important.
Infants approach the physical world with some ‘principled expectations’ about how it works. What happens when an AI system is programmed this way?