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
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
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
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
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.
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
What if Melbourne was a giant Dungeons and Dragons game?
Biometric DnD – a digital tool developed by the University of Melbourne – takes Dungeons and Dragons character creation to the next level using AI and your face
The algorithms of art
The University of Melbourne’s Professor Smith-Miles’ has created a collection of intricate and beautiful 2D images, arising from her mathematics research.
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
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.