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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 18 May 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  7. Podcast28 October 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  8. 15 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  9. 4 December 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  10. 27 October 2019 - Legal Affairs

    The ‘personality’ in artificial intelligence

    As artificial intelligence impacts many human industries, University of Melbourne research looks at whether an algorithm with ‘personality’ would build trust.