• 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.

  • Ersatz intelligence

    Paul Compton     |      February 19, 2024

    AI is not intelligent or truly creative, but ersatz intelligence and creativity will be good enough for many humdrum commercial tasks for companies looking to cut expensive human staff.

  • Balancing the risks and rewards of AI

    Albert Zhang     |      November 11, 2023

    The tricky balance between innovation and safety in the realm of artificial intelligence means policymakers, intelligence agencies, industry, civil society and researchers must work together to shape the future.

  • Wising up or dumbing down?

    Einat Grimberg     |      October 14, 2023

    Proponents of generative AI claim it will offer personalised content for schools, expedite writing and information analysis, and push the frontiers of scientific discovery, but if machines start thinking for us, will we have more time to think more deeply or have no need to think at all?

  • Machines and men

    David Wroe     |      October 11, 2023

    Narrow AI can enhance us by freeing us from routine tasks, enabling us to concentrate on higher level strategic goals and improving our productivity, but as artificial intelligence expands in capabilities, we have to make sure it serves the interests of humanity, not the other way around.

  • Welcome to the AI life coach

    Open Forum     |      August 8, 2023

    Artificial intelligence is now being offered as the solution to every problem, and one application could be automated life coaches to help people manage their health and every day lives.

  • Can you trust AI?

    Nathan Sanders     |      July 24, 2023

    AI offers another powerful tool to large tech firms looking to extend surveillance capitalism, which boils down to spying on you to make money off you.

  • Threats and opportunities

    Amin Al-Habaibeh     |      July 13, 2023

    Artificial intelligence offers a range of short, medium and long term opportunities and threats to humanity, a situation complicated by the fact that threats and opportunities are often different things to different people.

  • Experts react to the Federal government’s AI discussion papers

    Open Forum     |      June 7, 2023

    The Albanese government is reportedly considering a ban on “high-risk” uses of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making, warning of potential harms including the creation of deepfakes and algorithmic bias, and a range of Australian experts and researches have given a mixed reaction to the papers informing this debate.

  • AI isn’t alive and won’t kill us – yet

    Philip Goff     |      May 21, 2023

    AI researchers such as Eliezer Yudkowsky warn that the creation of ‘artificial general intelligence’ may herald the end of the human race, but more sanguine attitudes to the capabilities and intentions of AI are still possible.

  • The AI conundrum

    Jon Whittle     |      May 8, 2023

    One of the world’s top AI scientists is now describing AI as a new form of intelligence – one that poses unique risks, and will therefore require unique solutions.

  • AI never forgets

    Rob Nicholls     |      April 21, 2023

    Many people now use ChatGPT at work or at home for a wide range of exploration and tasks, but we should all be careful not to give it confidential details about ourselves or our companies.