Human vs computer: Becoming more employable than an algorithm
Technology and robotics is a threat to future job security, but University of Melbourne research finds it could free us to use our uniquely human skills.
Can seaweed fight climate change?
A University of Melbourne expert asks what role seaweed can play in humanity’s fight to reduce greenhouse emissions, and even save the world?
Three ways we’re ‘making friends’ with robots
Robotic limbs, robot coaches and swarm applications are just three ways robots are changing how we live, according to University of Melbourne experts.
Digital disruption and the Law
The legal profession is experiencing digital disruption. Dean of the University of Melbourne Law School, Carolyn Evans, argues legal education must adapt too.
Why are we so angry?
Why are we so angry, even though the world has never had it so good? Professor Peter Singer discusses what it means for the future.
Will a robot take your job?
Robots are replacing workers from the kitchen to the “Dark Factory”, but there are other factors which will keep humans in a workplace of the future.
It’s Back to the Future: The day has arrived
It may have been science fiction in 1985, but hoverboards and much of the technology predicted in the Back to the Future trilogy has become real.
Turnbull must break with past attempts to keep the future at bay
Malcolm Turnbull is promising a change in leadership style from Tony Abbott, but that alone won’t be enough to qualify as government for the 21st century.