Can robots really be companions for older adults?
In asking whether social robots can help social isolation among the elderly, we first need to know what older people think, say University of Melbourne experts.
Is sentience really the debate to have?
Debate over the alleged sentience of LaMDA continues, but University of Melbourne experts say there are bigger questions about AI’s overall lack of transparency
How data can help prevent overdiagnosis
Tech advances in medical screening may lead to more overdiagnosis but a new focus on patient data could reduce the risks say University of Melbourne researchers
Surveillance: What is it good for?
Online monitoring raises serious issues but applying ethics and rights can help make it fair and accountable, say University of Melbourne experts.
Are robots the answer for aged care during pandemics?
Care robots may be a safer option in aged care during pandemics – University of Melbourne experts ask how far robot care can go and how far do we want it to go?
Trump, nipples and the hypocrisy of the social media giants
Ending routine social media censorship of the marginalised may may mean significantly increasing the diversity in the industry – University of Melbourne experts
You wouldn’t hit a dog, so why would you kill one in Minecraft?
Violence against humans in video games has long been controversial – but what about violence against animals in games, asks University of Melbourne experts?
Do we really need a tracking app and can we trust it?
Privacy must be central to any COVID-19 app, but there are other ways to track infections and an app may not work anyway, say University of Melbourne experts.