The future of chatbots is more than just small-talk
Despite our technological limitations, it is not impossible for some aspects of communication to be emulated by a machine with surprising effect.
AI has beaten us at Go. So what next for humanity?
The techniques used by Google’s program to beat the world champion of Go could find its way into new applications, so is it time to start prepping for Judgement Day à la Sarah Connor?
Automation won’t destroy jobs, but it will change them
Are we heading towards mass unemployment as computers and robots do all the work? The short answer is no - and we could even see job numbers increase.
Don’t be alarmed: AI won’t leave half the world unemployed
Intelligent machines are taking on many of the jobs once carried out by humans but that doesn't mean we'll have mass unemployment.
These are the droids you’re looking for: CSIRO vs Star Wars
C-3PO and R2-D2 are synonymous with Star Wars but there's a new bot on the block. Get the scoop on BB-8 in our latest Double Helix magazine.
Students go to sea sea see a digital tour of the HMB Endeavour
Our new virtual tour tech allows students to experience this famous ship without leaving their classroom.
Saving Outback Joe: UAVs weather the storm to find lost soul
Outback Joe has been rescued yet again. Last week, 16 high school teams from around the world gathered in Calvert, Queensland to put their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) skills to the test at the ninth annual UAV Challenge.
Mission accomplished: lost bushwalker saved by flying robots
Teams from around the world competed in the search and rescue mission to save a mannequin (AKA: Outback Joe) in our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Challenge.
Will robots ResQu our rainforests from weeds?
By Carrie Bengston Want to go for a walk in a rainforest? Join us! We push our way past vines […]
Shrine of the times
Picture this. It’s a beautiful autumn day in Melbourne. You’re about to embark on a walking tour to discover some of […]
Why we ♥ science
As many spend big this Valentine’s Day on roses, chocolates and novelty balloons – $791.4 million is expected to be spent […]