1. Home
  2. Dr Simon Coghlan
  • Dr Simon Coghlan

    Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, School of Computing & Information Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Melbourne

  1. 19 July 2022 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  2. 16 June 2022 - Legal Affairs

    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

  3. 22 January 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  4. 28 October 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  5. 28 July 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    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?

  6. 27 January 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  7. 25 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    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?

  8. 24 April 2020 - Legal Affairs

    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.