• Video

    Chief scientist talks about AI, machine learning

    A special Cosmos Briefing panel including Dr Cathy Foley tackles some of the big future-science i...

    During a visit to Adelaide last week, chief scientist of Australia Dr Cathy Foley very kindly agreed to join a taped ...

    AI April 7, 2021
  • Video: COVID-monitoring drones

    Australian researchers build drones to remotely monitor health signs.

    What do you get when you combine COVID-19, drones, cameras and AI? Rese...

    AI February 20, 2021
  • How to sniff cancer

    There could be an app for that.

    It’s here: artificial dog intelligence. Exploiting canines’ extraordinary sense of smell, scientists have started tra...

    AI February 18, 2021
  • Highlight

    Cosmos Q&A: materials whirl

    From sticking plasters to wearable tech, functional materials are all around us.

    Engineer Madhu Bhaskaran co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University, Melbou...

    Materials February 11, 2021
  • Tracking elephants from space

    Scientists count African elephants using satellites.

    It’s often said that certain geographical landmarks – like the Sahara Desert, or human-made structures like the Great...

    Animals February 4, 2021
  • AI makes its mark in the stratosphere

    Unmanned balloons kept in position for weeks.

    Canadian and US scientists have kept an unmanned balloon in position in the stratosphere for weeks at a time by teach...

    AI December 4, 2020
  • A successful AI cameo in the lab

    Algorithm finds new material with minimum of fuss.

    Scientists have identified a new compound with potential uses in photonic devices and biologically inspired computers...

    AI November 25, 2020
  • Is that meat fresh? Check your phone

    Colour-changing barcode behind novel e-nose.

    Your phone might soon be able to do a sniff test for you. Credit: NTU Singapore Researchers are working on an a...

    AI November 12, 2020
  • Conversation

    How AI can affect our choices and decisions

    We seem more comfortable telling all to robots.

    By TaeWoo Kim, University of Technology Sydney Have you ever used Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa t...

    AI October 21, 2020
  • 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
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