Computing has been getting much smarter since the idea of artificial intelligent was first thought of 60 years ago. But are computers intelligent?
It took a computer to discover the potential threat of a drug-resistant strain of swine flu that was about to spread from New South Wales. So how close did we come to a global pandemic?
The switch from analogue to digital television transmission transformed the way audiences consume content.
A new field of research aims to deepen, and even quantify, our understanding of artistic style. We use mathematical techniques to help discover novel insights, even in well-studied paintings.
The architect’s pen and paper were replaced by the mouse and monitor thanks to developments in computing. Now computers are helping create designs never thought possible before.
Millions of people die or suffer from infectious diseases each year. Computer modelling can now help simulate the impact of any spreading disease.
The greatest tool of artists is their imagination but throw in a computer and things never imagined become possible.
The brain is the most complex organ and system know to humans. It helps to create a computer model of one to find out how things work, and why things go wrong.
Computers are increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
Human experience must remain at the heart of technological advances.
Computer modelling can help predict where a species will best survive, especially those affected by climate change.
The first in our series looking at the changes that have been made in computing and other areas in the 60 years since the first computer in an Australian university was switched on.
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
Computers are taking over our jobs, but this doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Scientists of all kinds turn to computer models to investigate questions they can’t get at any other way. Here’s how models work and why we can trust them.
The Government changed the curriculum in 2014 so that all school children would be taught coding, but two years on this is far from reality.
Many of us are becoming addicted to social media, and it’s having a negative impact on our lives. Here are some tips to help you take back control.
Addicted to the internet? Perhaps not …
Many “modern” inventions actually have precedents dating back over 1000 years.
A third of families living below poverty level access the Internet only through their phones. And young people from these families get access to few learning opportunities.