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Reining In AI Bias

Reining In AI Bias

An ethical eye on AI New mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators...

MQ-4C Triton drone still on track for Australia

MQ-4C Triton drone still on track for Australia

Australia is expected to receive three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by 2025 according to manufacturer Northrop Grumman despite an announcement by the US Department of Defense for a two-year ‘production pause in FY 2021 and FY 2022’ in the Triton...

Loyal Wingman Drone Project Moves Forward

Loyal Wingman Drone Project Moves Forward

With rising tensions between Bejing and Washington, an increasingly assertive China, and greater potential for conflict in the Pacific region, Australia is making decisive moves to toward bolstering its defence capabilities. Within the scope of Australia’s recent 2020...

Neurotechnology and the Brain with Laura Cabrera

Neurotechnology and the Brain with Laura Cabrera

The IEEE brain initiative seeks to set standards for, and explore the ethics of many technologies related to the brain and brain-machine interfaces.  Laura Cabrera's interests focus on the ethical and societal implications of neurotechnology and neuroscientific...

Apple Brings Us One of the Great  Sci-Fi Epics

Apple Brings Us One of the Great Sci-Fi Epics

Just in case you are not one of the almost 11 million people to view the above trailer in the last 4 days (or missed it screaming at you on your Apple TV homepage)... here it is! Apple TV+ has been working on Foundation (based on the Foundation series of books by...

Deep Learning Motion Tracking

Deep Learning Motion Tracking

In the past, motion tracking has often been a meticulous task. Complicated, time consuming systems with large arrays of sensors were needed to have any hope of capturing realistic human movement. Now - according to a research team led by Professor Sungho Jo in...

Virgin Galactic new contract

Virgin Galactic new contract

Since it’s founding in 2004, Virgin Galactic have been set on designing and operating spacecraft capable of suborbital flight. While the organisation has revealed and tested many concepts over the years, fully orbital spacecraft haven’t been at the forefront of their...

Starlink Update

Starlink Update

Since it’s announcement, SpaceX’s Starlink program has drawn the attention of many. The plan to put hundreds of broadband satellites into orbit could potenially provide internet reception to those in remote areas, where conventional methods of broadband connection are...

CropHopper Crop Health Mapping

CropHopper Crop Health Mapping

ith limited time frames and resources, farming isn’t exactly a walk in the park, especially given today's environmental and economic challenges. Over the decades many technological innovations have made the...

The future of work 2050

The future of work 2050

Few subjects occupy the minds of futurists these days more than automation, and its effects on the future of work. Various forms of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are changing the world of work and threatening to render millions or perhaps billions...

Androids May Well Dream of Electric Sheep!

Androids May Well Dream of Electric Sheep!

No one can say whether androids will dream of electric sheep, but they will almost certainly need periods of rest that offer benefits similar to those that sleep provides to living brains, according to new research from Los Alamos National Laboratory. “We study...

Evolutionary Learning in Robotics

Evolutionary Learning in Robotics

Dr David Howard on evolutionary machine learning in robotics My name is David Howard, I'm a Senior research scientist and robotics and autonomous systems group at DATA61 in Brisbane. DATA61 is part of CSIRO and we focus on basically merging the digital and physical...

Tiny magnetically powered neural stimulator

Tiny magnetically powered neural stimulator

Tests show ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants Rice University neuroengineers have created a tiny surgical implant that can electrically stimulate the brain and nervous system without using a battery or wired power supply. The neural...