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  1. 23 July 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    When it comes to jobs, AI does not like parents

    New University of Melbourne research finds that AI doesn’t just discriminate against women in the workforce – but also has a problem with parents.

  2. 10 July 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    The flawed algorithm at the heart of Robodebt

    Robodebt shows us that automated decision-making algorithms encode the biases of the people and policies that conceive them, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 7 March 2023 - Humanities

    AI, automation and women

    On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne experts ask what the expansion of technologies like AI and automation mean for the futures of women.

  4. 5 December 2022 - Science Matters

    The satellite data mapping Australia’s new climate extremes

    New University of Melbourne research is using data from satellites to help us better anticipate and adapt to climate change extremes in Australia.

  5. 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

  6. 20 May 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why are we so vulnerable to bad information?

    Identifying misinformation is difficult, but we can make it easier by being aware of our biases and wary of strong emotions, says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 4 February 2022 - Science Matters

    Forecasting landslides from space

    A new data-driven tool uses satellites to predict devastating natural disasters with pinpoint accuracy before they occur shows University of Melbourne research

  8. 24 November 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Challenging decisions made by algorithm

    If an algorithm makes an unfair decision about you, a lack of process makes it hard to challenge, appeal or even contest it, say University of Melbourne experts

  9. 19 July 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Hey Siri, how’s my mental health?

    Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the role of conversational systems in future mental healthcare and their potential to cut e-waste.

  10. Podcast7 July 2021 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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