Can robots really be companions for older adults?
In asking whether social robots can help social isolation among the elderly, we first need to know what older people think, say University of Melbourne experts.
Technodystopia: Are we heading towards a real-world Blade Runner?
Blade Runner depicted a technodystopian future. Almost 40 years on, University of Melbourne experts say some of these projections can now seem eerily accurate.
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.
Should we work with or turn off AI?
A University of Melbourne expert says artificial intelligence is already impacting on how we work – and we need to define any human-computer collaboration now.
Will a computer take your job?
Although many predict that computers could become smarter than us, a University of Melbourne experts says we shouldn't forget people power in the age of AI.
Why does artificial intelligence discriminate?
University of Melbourne experts say creating more inclusive AI is unlikely to succeed unless people who've been historically excluded or ignored are included.
How robots can reach out
University of Melbourne research looks at how robots in the future could free up carers of patients with early onset dementia for more emotional interaction
Is any job safe from the march of the machines?
On the latest episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Professor Richard Susskind discusses how machines are transforming the professions.
Human dignity and digital identity
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts, Professor Luciano Floridi explores the ethical implications of our online identities.
Thriving amid the rise of the machines
The impact of automation is being felt by the human workforce; but University of Melbourne experts say it's time to focus what jobs humans do better than robots