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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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 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...
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 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 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 ...
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...