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
The AI pretenders
As artificial intelligence advances, University of Melbourne experts ask whether we should be concerned about robots and virtual bots pretending to be human.
ACCC vs Big Tech: Round 10 and counting
University of Melbourne experts say the ACCC is taking on Big Tech again – this time it’s Meta – with a focus on dismantling a key Big Tech defence tool.
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.
TikTok captures your face
University of Melbourne experts say that TikTok's decision to capture unique digital copies of your face and voice is a cybersecurity threat to your identity.
AI and humans: collaboration rather than domination
When algorithms make important decisions, we also need to involve humans who understand the context, explains University of Melbourne's Jeannie Paterson
Charging dead clients is dishonest. Really? Who knew
Regulatory court action over the scandal in which fees were charged to dead clients is a wider warning to corporations, 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.
Part 2: Things we know at the end of 2020
In Part 2, University of Melbourne experts share what they've learned in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic that they had absolutely no clue about before.