• Schools should help students navigate the rise of ‘smart’ technologies

    Larissa Mavros     |      July 31, 2019

    A UNSW Sydney academic is calling for changes to the education system so that the workers of the future can thrive in a new age of artificial intelligence technology.

  • Human intelligence is the key to the age of AI

    Louise Templeton     |      July 31, 2019

    A new report argues that artificial Intelligence can enhance Australia’s well-being, lift the economy, improve environmental sustainability and create a more inclusive and fairer society.

  • Fudged research erodes public trust in experts

    Gavin Moodie     |      July 29, 2019

    Lapses in academic integrity by students and researchers remain relatively rare, but they corrode trust in all academic qualifications and publications.

  • Will smart machines strip humans’ social skills?

    Mark Andrejevic     |      July 24, 2019

    After liberating us from “uncreative”, routine work and rote repetition, digital automation promises to relieve us of creativity and sociality itself – of the decisions that embody and reproduce our social and political commitments.

  • Space 2069

    Daryl Holland     |      July 23, 2019

    Much has been achieved in space since the first manned moon landing half a century ago, but what new ‘giant leap’ will we all be talking about 50 years from now?

  • Australia in deep space

    David Flannery     |      July 21, 2019

    Australia has played up the role played by the Parkes radio telescope in the Apollo programme, but it’s time to look to the future. We have the skills to participate in multi-national deep space missions, all we lack is the courage to imagine what is possible, and the confidence in our ability to succeed.

  • Back to the moon and on to Mars?

    Malcolm Davis     |      July 19, 2019

    Saturday 20 July 2019 marks 50 years since the landing of Apollo 11 on the Sea of Tranquility. After decades of inaction, increasing superpower competition and commercial innovation may see a new generation escaping the Earth’s gravity well once again.

  • The music of the spheres

    Kenny McAlpine     |      July 16, 2019

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, NASA and the European Space Agency have released a collection of sounds spanning the history of space travel and astronomy. 

  • Nominations open for the MIKE awards

    Open Forum     |      July 13, 2019

    Nominations have opened for this year’s inaugural Australia/New Zealand Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprises (MIKE) Awards 2019 – an initiative of AusKM, Global Access Partners, and Macquarie University.

  • Digging deep to save a dinosaur

    Open Forum     |      July 13, 2019

    A collection of ancient rock with opalised bones from the Lightning Ridge opal fields in NSW is about to ‘come to life’ in a novel project involving scientists from around Australia.

  • The West needs a new technology strategy

    Mike Rogers     |      July 12, 2019

    There have been many waves of life-changing technology through human history, and the new wave of 6G and artificial intelligence will be equally transformative.

  • Are solar powered cars on the horizon?

    Nick Galov     |      July 12, 2019

    Electric cars have been the ‘next big thing’ for decades, but they may finally become a reality in the next few years, and solar panels could help to boost the battery range which has long been their Achilles heel.