Part 4: Things we know at the end of 2020
In Part 4, University of Melbourne experts share what they've learned in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic that they had absolutely no clue about before.
A little bird didn’t tell me
The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.
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.
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.
Disarmament: What is it good for?
Efforts to control the weaponisation of new technology need to be brought together under UN's disarmament framework, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
AI: It’s time for the law to respond
The law may always be behind technology, but a University of Melbourne expert argues that the sweeping influence of artificial intelligence needs more response.
It’s time to retire Lena from computer science
Why did computer research adopt a sexist pornographic image? A University of Melbourne expert backgrounds the story of 'Losing Lena' and the need for change.
What is the law when AI makes the ‘decisions’?
A University of Melbourne expert says the Australian Federal Court ruling that the ‘Robodebt’ system is unlawful shines a light on what the law actually says.