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  1. 24 May 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    The danger of surveillance tech post COVID-19

    Facial recognition technology is one tool in the fight against COVID-19; but University of Melbourne experts ask if surveillance tech going to stick around?

  2. 12 May 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    The privacy paradox: why we let ourselves be monitored

    Devices like digital assistants are convenient but why do we trade off our privacy? University of Melbourne experts give some simple steps on staying private.

  3. 22 March 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  4. 17 February 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  5. 14 February 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    A robot nose for a true brew

    The aroma of beer is a key indicator of its quality, now new University of Melbourne technology can ‘sniff’ a beer to help brewers create top notch tasty brews.

  6. 15 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Would you trust AI with your mental health?

    A University of Melbourne expert says Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a role in mental health care, but we have to balance ethical and privacy concerns.

  7. 13 December 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 8 September 2019 - Legal Affairs

    The very human language of AI

    Artificial intelligence can be very human-like, even writing poetry; a University of Melbourne expert asks what ethical concerns this raises about the future.