Climate adaptation, digital transformation and geopolitical shifts are among the ‘megatrends’ Australia must navigate to thrive in the coming decades.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to boosting innovation – but we can learn a lot from what has worked and failed in the past.
This robot can learn how to traverse unforeseen terrain by changing the length of its legs.
In a series of experiments, Australian researchers showed how machines can find vulnerabilities in human decision-making and exploit them to influence our behaviour.
Interpreting legal rules is a very human process. How do we enable computers to read and apply them?
DeepMind’s artificial intelligence-powered AlphaStar (green) repels an attack in the virtual world of StarCraft II.
StarCraft II is the latest complex game to be conquered by artificial intelligence. But if robots now reign supreme at virtual war, where does that leave us when it comes to real conflict?
Artificial intelligence needs to be developed with an ethical framework.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the way we live, work, communicate and travel. So long as it’s designed that way.
When the workforce recolts.
Technology companies have immense power over our lives. But why are so many of their employees and others concerned about the ethics of their behaviour?
A huge range of useful jobs need robots that can adapt to their environmental niches.
A design process that focuses on adaptation and intelligence is essential to building robots that can handle the challenges of outdoor environments.
WayRay’s holographic AR device displays information tailored to drivers and passengers.
Upcoming innovations suggest that 2018 might be the year when the promise of augmented reality begins to be realised.
We need to build algorithms that act ethically.
Creating an ethical machine learning system is no simple task, but maths can help.
The Bolt – Usain Bolt – after coming third in the men’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn’t come top of the list.
International flags fly at United Nations headquarters, New York City.
Treaties banning biological and chemical weapons are in place, and the path is clear to remove nuclear weapons too. Lethal autonomous weapons (killer robots) should be next.
Imagine a world where artificial intelligence is in control and humans are brink of extinction. What went wrong? What could we have done?
No problem too big #1: Artificial intelligence and killer robots.
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In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.
Both paid and unpaid apps can track your data. The apps pictured may not - but it’s hard to know which do and which don’t.
Name almost any app. Your data is probably being tracked.
More power than you think in power walking.
From power walks to silly walks, we can use our movement to generate energy in a way that is unique to everyone. And that can be used to help secure our wearable technology.
How much data do you still store only on your mobile, tablet or laptop?
We have never been so connected and we are producing more data than ever before. But how can we manage our data effectively while making sure it remains safe?
The UN is debating a total ban on all nuclear weapons.
Talks begin today at the United Nations to negotiate a total ban of nuclear weapons. Over 3,600 scientists have signed an open letter supporting the ban.
There is no perfect voting rule for three or more options.
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Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel prize winner who died last month, showed us there is no perfect voting rule. So how does his theory work?
It’s important to get the research across to and understood by decision-makers.
Research comes with risk and uncertainty so getting the right message across to the people who matter can be a challenge for scientists. A new plan out today hopes to change that.