• Energy from waste – the rise of biogas

    Alan Stevenson     |      February 1, 2018

    Could biogas be the answer to excessive food wastage in Australia, not to mention an opportunity to decrease the use of fossil fuels? Alan Stevenson ponders the benefits of biogas from anaerobic digesters.

  • Use it or lose it – the ageing activist

    Alan Stevenson     |      December 8, 2017

    Engaging in community work after retirement, leads to great benefits for both the volunteer and society. After many years working in the computer industry, Alan Stevenson decided to share his knowledge. He explains both the challenges and the rewards he has faced, teaching an ageing population.

  • Deep Thought – Artificial Intelligence

    Alan Stevenson     |      November 1, 2017

    A computers ability to learn is increasing quickly, however computer logic and human logic are not one and the same. Alan Stevenson considers what this means for society.

  • Truth – easy come, easy go

    Alan Stevenson     |      October 5, 2017

    We tend to believe that we are logical and scientific in our approach to the world around us, but are we really able to control our bias? Alan Stevenson questions whether we are able to overcome a lifetime of conditioning and see the ‘truth’.

  • Big data – what is it and why is it important?

    Alan Stevenson     |      May 20, 2016

    The government is currently asking the public to comment on a draft Guide to big data and the Australian Privacy Principles. Alan Stevenson says we need to take a step back and talk about both the power and limitations of big data.

  • Migrants an asset for Australia

    Alan Stevenson     |      May 4, 2016

    More than 240 million people worldwide are international migrants. Alan Stevenson explains why the ones coming to Australia are exactly the type of people we need, particularly in our small country towns.