If it's impossible to accurately predict the future then there may be limits to how smart artificial intelligence can become.
From mobile phones to artificial wombs: what a breathtakingly visionary set of predictions from a century ago can teach us about our attempts to forecast the future today.
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Is science really like crystal ball gazing?
The Australian census is just one way to gather data on people. We also freely give out information in other ways that can be used to study many things, and maybe even predict an election result.
Machine learning is being used to see if it's possible to predict whether someone will commit a crime some time in the future. But does this risk condemning people for a crime they haven’t committed?
Enhanced data collection capabilities will ensure that information collected from the coastline will be seamless.