We need to keep Big Tech in check
A University of Melbourne expert says balanced regulation and better-resourced regulators would work harder to protect Australians from online scams and fraud.
AI apocalypse or overblown hype?
A University of Melbourne experts says at the speed artificial intelligence (AI) is developing, it is imperative we understand, and act on, the potential risks.
What’ll be big in 2023? AI, that’s what
Artificial Intelligence image generators and chatbots, like ChatGPT, are everywhere, but a University of Melbourne expert says AI has more surprises in store
Trump, nipples and the hypocrisy of the social media giants
Ending routine social media censorship of the marginalised may may mean significantly increasing the diversity in the industry – University of Melbourne experts
The key to unlocking your privacy
More government services, like the New Zealand census, are moving online; University of Melbourne experts look at whether we should trust that our data is safe.
The simple process of re-identifying patients in public health records
In 2016, doctors’ identities were decrypted in Australian medical records. Now, a University of Melbourne team finds patients’ records can also be re-identified
How small details can create a big problem
A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.
How to find the truth on Twitter
A University of Melbourne team has developed a way of assessing how likely it is that a tweet is a genuine witness account, or a piece of 'fake news'.
Want to live forever? Here’s how
Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts
Ageing in a virtual world
A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.