Searching symptoms online has become so common there is a name for the condition of health anxiety induced by self-diagnosis on the internet: Cyberchondria.
News organisations employing employing 15-20% of Australian journalists still don’t get paid by Facebook.
Google’s brief disappearance from the internet felt, for many, like an almost-apocalyptic moment
Children’s voices and actions are recorded by virtual assistants, but what is being done with all the collected information?
A Google engineer’s claims that a chatbot can feel things has prompted people to consider what consciousness means. It also begs the questions of the rights of sentient software and machines.
Fluent expression is not always evidence of a mind at work, but the human brain is primed to believe so. A pair of cognitive linguistics experts explain why language is not a good test of sentience.
Explorer came at the dawn of the public internet. For millions of people, it will always be their first experience of the World Wide Web.
A Google employee’s claims that one of its chatbots is sentient has caused a stir across the world.
Computers can now mimic everything from literary characters to Nirvana songs.
A Google engineer claims one of the company’s chatbots has become sentient. Experts disagree, but the debate raises old questions about the nature of consciousness.
Recently, concerns have been raised over the harm caused by misinformation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal elections.
App stores set the rules on privacy but there is another way.
Google search algorithms often pull up misleading descriptors for controversial people, and results can differ across languages. Understanding how these algorithms function can address misinformation.
From voting info to risqué quips, this election, online political ads are more pervasive than ever before.
We are connecting ourselves, our homes and our workplaces to lots of internet-enabled devices: smartwatches, smart lightbulbs, toasters, fridges … How to keep all their data private?
A combination of volume, technology and financial need has opened the door to sleazy and dangerous advertisements on reputable websites.
New software that can generate images and text on command may deliver ‘good enough’ creativity in advertising, copywriting, stock imagery and graphic design.
Opening these libraries up promises to re-balance the continent’s place in world history when it comes to its intellectual life.
There are around 201 known factors on which a website is analysed and ranked by Google’s algorithms.
Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have each taken some form of action against Russia — but the actual impact it will have isn’t clear.