• Video

    Cosmos Briefing: Intelligent Manufacturing

    How will AI change our manufacturing sector, and what skills will we need to stay competitive?

    Over the next decade, the Australian manufacturing industry will need to change its practices to continue making thin...

    AI May 21, 2021
  • What if instead of blaming readers of misinformation, we showed them how to tell the difference between facts and falsehoods?

    Fake news can have fatal consequences, and the technology already exists to help the people most ...

    People die because of misinformation. When hydroxychloroquine was publicised as a possible treatment for COVID-19, a ...

    AI May 14, 2021
  • How does AI think?

    Sometimes AI makes its own rules to solve puzzles.

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines can be trained to solve puzzles on their own, by learning to recognise rules an...

    AI May 14, 2021
  • Paralysed man ‘handwrites’ with brain chip

    Machine learning algorithm translated neural signals to write letters.

    For the first time, a man paralysed from the neck down has been able to ‘handwrite’ by using a special AI brain chip....

    AI May 13, 2021
  • Stopwatches set for modern clinical trials

    Clinical trials – a notoriously long, risky and costly process – may be transformed by deep learn...

    It took a pandemic to familiarise the world with the concept of a clinical trial, but even COVID couldn’t make them s...

    AI April 30, 2021
  • Artificial intelligence could sway your dating and voting preferences

    Scientists show how online algorithms can manipulate people’s decisions.

    AI algorithms on our computers and smartphones have quickly become a pervasive part of everyday life, with relatively...

    AI April 22, 2021
  • 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...

    AI 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...

    AI 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
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