• Showing what we think about robots

    Scientists can make predictions based on brain activity.

    When you look at a robot, do you tend to think of it as having human attributes or as a mechanical algorithm? Scie...

    AI October 1, 2020
  • Research

    Cosmos Q&A: Dealing with data at top speed

    CSIRO's new AI platform a boost for genomic research.

    In a massive leap forward for computational genomic research, Australia’s CSIRO recently announced that its VariantSp...

    AI September 16, 2020
  • Magazine

    Why Siri needs more Star Trek

    Chief Scientist Alan Finkel looks back to look forward.

    Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool, but it threatens our privacy. Fortunately, there is a way forward. To ...

    Technology September 4, 2020
  • Conversation

    Aristotle and the chatbot

    Ancient rules of logic could make AI more human.

    By David Ireland and Dana Bradford, CSIRO  Many attempts to develop artificial intelligence are powered by powerfu...

    AI August 20, 2020
  • What’s human and what’s not online?

    Behavioural differences study could help with bot detection.

    Bots tends to elicit mixed feelings from people – aside, presumably, from those creating them. These social media ...

    AI April 22, 2020
  • Mannered AI

    Giving robots a grounding in workplace etiquette.

    Most of us – not all – figure out an approach to workplace behaviour while on the job and through trial and error. ...

    AI April 3, 2020
  • Wildlife conservation is getting better

    According to AI probe of scientific studies.

    Whether it’s plastic pollution, climate change or endangered species conservation, there’s a growing tsunami of scien...

    AI March 23, 2020
  • AI creates protein symphony

    Amino acids have unique musical vibrations.

    Researchers have found that proteins – building blocks for the human body found in everything from hair to muscle and...

    AI March 18, 2020
  • Look under the road to stay on the road

    Ground-penetrating radar used to overcome the elements.

    How do you drive if you can’t see the road? If you’re a driverless car, the answer may be to look under it. US resea...

    AI February 24, 2020
  • AI may alter how doctors treat depression

    Computer predicts patient outcomes based on EEG.

    US researchers say a computer can accurately predict whether an antidepressant will work based on a patient's brain a...

    AI February 10, 2020
  • AI can sort cause from coincidence

    Healthcare company spruiks new algorithm, but will it work?

    As scientists and school children know, correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation. Just because something looks ...

    AI February 6, 2020
  • How can we trust AI?

    Machine anxiety is no longer just the stuff of science fiction.

    The brutal truth of being human is that we will never truly know the thoughts of anyone but ourselves. The only consc...

    AI January 19, 2020
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