Technodystopia: Are we heading towards a real-world Blade Runner?
Blade Runner depicted a technodystopian future. Almost 40 years on, University of Melbourne experts say some of these projections can now seem eerily accurate.
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?
What do pilots think of having more AI in the cockpit?
Pilots want to explore technology like cockpit digital voice assistants but pilots need to be central to any new systems, say University of Melbourne experts
Australia vs Facebook: Regulating the market of attention
University of Melbourne experts say that Facebook’s move to block Australian users and publishers from viewing news all comes back to advertising revenue.
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
Data isn’t neutral and neither are decision algorithms
The UK's attempt to use algorithms to estimate school scores is a reminder of the need to keep humans in automated decisions say University of Melbourne experts
When tools for a health emergency become tools of oppression
Surveillance technology and powers deployed to combat COVID-19 can and are being used to threaten civil freedoms, University of Melbourne experts warn.
The privacy paradox: Why we let ourselves be monitored
Devices like digital assistants are convenient but why do we trade off our privacy? University of Melbourne experts give some simple steps on staying private.
Are our new virtual workplaces equitable?
COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work, but University of Melbourne experts say our new virtual workplaces raise questions over equity.