• Welcome to the world of social robots

    Kay Harrison     |      June 28, 2022

    Social robotics can make social life more accessible to a greater diversity of people, according to Professor Mari Velonaki of the University of New South Wales.

  • Life, but not as we know it?

    Jeannie Marie Paterson     |      June 20, 2022

    The recent claim that Google’s chatbot LamDA had an existential discussion with a senior software engineer has grabbed the world’s attention.

  • The uncanny valley of digital assistants

    Jeannie Marie Paterson     |      June 19, 2022

    Technology companies go to great lengths to make their digital assistants appear human to encourage their use and reap data from them, but this can leave users in an unsettling ‘uncanny valley’ between the realms of humans and machines.

  • Patents from the machine

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      June 1, 2022

    The day is coming – some say has already arrived – when artificial intelligence starts to invent things that its human creators could not. But our laws are lagging behind this technology, UNSW experts say.

  • On the brink of the singularity

    Alan Stevenson     |      May 25, 2022

    The increasing sophistication of hardware and software to augment our capabilities is beginning to blur the boundaries between man and machine, raising a host of physical possibilities and ethical questions.

  • The AI assault on your privacy

    Victoria Tichá     |      April 21, 2022

    Businesses must develop ethical, socially responsible, trustworthy, and sustainable data business models to protect consumers’ privacy in an increasingly AI-driven world, according to UNSW Business School experts.

  • Developing domestic AI capacity

    Tanya Monro     |      April 19, 2022

    Artificial intelligence may transform agriculture, education, energy, defence, finance, health care, manufacturing, transport and telecommunications, so developing greater domestic capability is vital for Australia’s future security and prosperity.

  • How machine learning can clean up our cities

    Kay Harrison     |      February 4, 2022

    The use of computational design can pinpoint ways to drive greater efficiencies across the built environment, enabling us to create more sustainable cities.

  • Deep thought

    Open Forum     |      December 2, 2021

    Sydney researcher Geordie Williamson is working with Google’s “DeepMind” brand of artificial intelligence to develop new problem-solving techniques in mathematics.

  • Facebook steps into the “metaverse”

    Kate Bettes     |      November 5, 2021

    Is Facebook’s recent rebranding as “meta” merely a rebranding to draw attention from its questionable business ethics?

  • AI is a double-edged sword

    Toby Walsh     |      October 16, 2021

    As the perils and wonders of artificial intelligence begin to permeate our lives, the ‘IPCC report for AI’ calls for action to ensure a safe future.

  • How AI can inform course choices

    Tomas Trescak     |      October 14, 2021

    Academics have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to create a custom-designed course planning and recommendation system for students based on the skills their desired jobs require.