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
Deeper data needed to understand scale of abuse faced by people with disability
The true scale of violence against people with disability is obscure because data is too fragmented; new University of Melbourne research aims to change that.
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.
Why that Instagram post may cost you more than you think
We need greater transparency around how our social media data will be used by banks, and how to challenge their decisions say University of Melbourne experts.
Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records
University of Melbourne researchers have re-identified themselves and others in supposedly anonymous Myki datasets - highlighting a risk to privacy and safety.
Is it really a myth that our data isn’t safe?
A University of Melbourne expert argues that new Australian encryption legislation aimed exposing serious criminals might undermine our data security too.
Crowdsourcing the problem of low back pain
University of Melbourne research finds that crowdsourcing information from people who suffer low back pain can provide other sufferers with much-needed support.
Consumer rights and unwrapping the latest gadget
A University of Melbourne consumer law expert explains your rights when it comes to the new Internet of Things gadgets you might receive this Christmas.
Why data is king
Our love for Google and Facebook has made them digital giants; but a University of Melbourne expert asks whether we can trust them with our personal data?
How do you define healthy in kids?
A blood test compares your results to what’s normal to work out suitable treatment, but a University of Melbourne team says this step is missing for children.