• Bladerunner 2022

    Jeannie Marie Paterson     |      February 23, 2022

    In 1982, Blade Runner floored audiences with its technodystopian depiction of the future. Almost 40 years on, some of these projections seem eerily and depressingly accurate today, particularly in the development of humanoid robots.

  • Robo-pets!

    Ben Knight     |      December 20, 2020

    If having a pet just isn’t practical for your accommodation or lifestyle, could a robotic companion be the next best thing?

  • Slavery and society

    Alan Stevenson     |      December 15, 2020

    Society should define tasks best left to humans, as well as what can safely be left to autonomous machines, as once a machine takes over a task it will not be an easy to reclaim it.

  • Robots and the law

    Alan Stevenson     |      December 12, 2020

    Autonomous machines able to think and act for themselves were once the stuff of science fiction, but now they are becoming reality, we need to delve back into a classic novel series for rules to protect ourselves.

  • Negotiating the morality of human-robot relations

    Rachel Gray     |      November 17, 2020

    Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans too.

  • Meet your new robot health coach

    Nicole Robinson     |      July 9, 2020

    New research shows “social robots” can help people lose weight by delivering multiple sessions of advice and support without the need for human intervention.

  • The robot revolution is already here

    Jonathan Roberts     |      May 11, 2019

    The robot revolution is happening right so how much do you know about the impact of programmable machines in your everyday life?

  • How will artificial intelligence shape humanity’s future?

    Open Forum     |      August 9, 2018

    In his new book 2062: The World that AI Made, UNSW artificial intelligence expert Toby Walsh urges us to choose wisely as we define the effects on our lives of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

  • Tech leaders sign global pledge against autonomous weapons

    Open Forum     |      July 20, 2018

    A who’s who of CEOs, engineers and scientists from the technology industry have signed a global pledge – co-organised by UNSW’s Toby Walsh – to oppose lethal autonomous weapons.

  • Artificial Intelligence – a matter of trust

    Alan Finkel     |      May 21, 2018

    What would it take for you to put the same level of trust in ‘artificial intelligence’ as you would extend to a human? The Chief Scientist calls for a ‘Turing Certificate’ to reassure the public in an era of transformative technological change.