• The silicon Prometheus

    Mark Taylor     |      July 2, 2024

    The development of AI may be the ultimate test of our species, forcing us to confront our own limitations, grapple with questions of consciousness and free will, and redefine our place in a world where we are no longer the sole possessors of reason.

  • Beyond the hype

    Ridoan Karim     |      June 27, 2024

    Is AI development is on an unstoppable exponential trajectory that we humans can’t control, or is the technology stagnating as its insatiable hunger for power and training data outstrips its commercial potential.

  • AI apocalypse or overblown hype?

    Simon Coghlan     |      June 24, 2024

    Social media, traditional media and water cooler conversations are awash with predictions about AI’s implications, including the risks and dangers of so-called large language models like ChatGPT

  • AI is not magic

    Niusha Shafiabady     |      June 18, 2024

    AI is the latest in a long line of technology products which is being touted as the solution to everything by people wanting to make money from it, but despite its staggering abilities in some tasks, it remains a limited and flawed approach to solving many problems.

  • The risks and rewards of generative AI

    Chiara Longoni     |      June 17, 2024

    Conversations about AI often turn on whether it will be a net positive or negative for society, but our new research as part of an international team suggests that acknowledging AI’s apparent paradoxes can help us develop a clearer picture about its risks and potential benefits.

  • AI for the people

    Juliana French     |      June 5, 2024

    Artificial intelligence could be a threat to jobs, truth and the future of humanity, but it could also offer marginalised people powerful tools to improve their own lives.

  • AI in early education

    Weipeng Yang     |      June 3, 2024

    Artificial intelligence is being adopted across society, whether we want it or not, and may soon appear in early education classrooms to prepare our children for a future where technology permeates every aspect of their lives.

  • An AI driven renaissance

    Sarah Daly     |      April 1, 2024

    Europe’s Renaissance sparked a flowering of free thought and new ideas in the arts and elsewhere. AI could too.

  • Fooling Google

    Michelle Lazarus     |      March 31, 2024

    Art is based on life, and AI doesn’t have one. That’s just one reason why the art community is uniquely well-positioned to show us the limitations of AI.

  • Junk food for the mind

    Marten Risius     |      March 15, 2024

    Generative AI is pumping out endless torrents of garbage books, pictures and social media posts for scammers and fraudsters – up to 70% of tweets on Elon Musk’s X are generated by bots – undermining the public’s trust in all kinds of online information.

  • Back to the future

    Danielle Williams     |      March 10, 2024

    The field of artificial intelligence has been running through a boom-and-bust cycle since its early days. Now, as the field is in yet another boom, many proponents of the technology seem to have forgotten the failures of the past – and the reasons for them.

  • Sprint to success with AI

    Open Forum     |      February 21, 2024

    An artificial intelligence “Sprint” has been launched to help startups and entrepreneurs rapidly develop AI solutions to address pressing national issues including cost of living, governance, supply chain resilience, human and environmental well-being, and workforce transformation.