AI professionals seek job flexibility and stability over exciting perks

Research suggests that AI professionals looking for a new job prioritise flexibility and stability over exciting perks.

Voice deepfakes are calling—here's what they are and how to avoid getting scammed

You have just returned home after a long day at work and are about to sit down for dinner when suddenly your phone starts buzzing. On the other end is a loved one, perhaps a parent, a child or a childhood friend, begging you to send them money immediately.

20 March 2023,

AI disentangles quantum patents

A new study in the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management demonstrates how so-called artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can be used instead of conventional text analysis to disentangle information from a large body of work. Proof of principle was undertaken using a patents database and focusing on research and technologies utilizing the field of quantum science.

20 March 2023,

With GPT-4, dangers of ‘Stochastic Parrots’ remain, say researchers. No wonder OpenAI CEO is a ‘bit scared’ | The AI Beat

Looking back at a seminal paper on AI ethics and realizing there are lessons from it that the AI community needs to keep in mind today.

20 March 2023,

How AI fooled Centrelink, and could fool you

Data and interactives editor Nick Evershed on how an AI-generated voice was able to fool Centrelink to access his private information, and AI expert Toby Walsh explores how this technology could make it easier than ever to steal someone’s identity or

20 March 2023,

Crypto Wants Its Shine Back

After a miserable year, cryptocurrency companies are looking for ways to rebrand products that many consumers no longer trust.

20 March 2023,

Cybersecurity funds should go towards beefing up Centrelink voice authentication, Greens say

David Shoebridge says some of the $10bn allocated to Redspice program should counter misuse of AI

20 March 2023,

Mind-control robots a reality

Researchers have developed biosensor technology that will allow you to operate devices, such as robots and machines, solely through thought control.

20 March 2023,

A sowing, pruning, and harvesting robot for SynecocultureTM farming

Synecoculture, a new farming method, involves growing mixed plant species together in high density. However, it requires complex operation since varying species with different growing seasons and growing speeds are planted on the same land. To address this need, researchers have developed a robot that can sow, prune, and harvest plants in dense vegetation growth.

20 March 2023,

Head-worn device can control mobile manipulators

New research aims to increase autonomy for individuals with such motor impairments by introducing a head-worn device that will help them control a mobile manipulator. Teleoperated mobile manipulators can aid individuals in completing daily activities, but many existing technologies like hand-operated joysticks or web interfaces require a user to have substantial fine motor skills to effectively control them.

20 March 2023,

How AI is driving the future of technology

With AI managing repetitive and mundane workstreams in app development, humans are free to create, innovate and problem-solve. 

19 March 2023,

GPT-4 emociona y asusta

El nuevo modelo de lenguaje de OpenAI podría no parecer tan peligroso, ahora. Sin embargo, los peores riesgos son precisamente los que no podemos anticipar.

19 March 2023,

The AI arms race highlights the urgent need for responsible innovation

When OpenAI claims to be “developing technologies that empower everyone,” who is included in the term “everyone?” And in what context will this “power” be wielded?

19 March 2023,

How AI could upend the world even more than electricity or the internet

The rise of artificial general intelligence—now seen as inevitable in Silicon Valley—will bring change that is "orders of magnitude" greater than anything the world has yet seen, observers say. But are we ready?

19 March 2023,

How AI 'revolution' is shaking up journalism

Journalists had fun last year asking the shiny new AI chatbot ChatGPT to write their columns, most concluding that the bot was not good enough to take their jobs. Yet.

19 March 2023,

‘I learned to love the bot’: meet the chatbots that want to be your best friend

Thousands of people enjoy relationships of all kinds – companionship, romantic, mental health support – with chatbot apps. Are they helpful, or potentially dangerous?

19 March 2023,

AI makes plagiarism harder to detect, argue academics – in paper written by chatbot

Lecturers say programs capable of writing competent student coursework threaten academic integrity

19 March 2023,

‘ChatGPT said I did not exist’: how artists and writers are fighting back against AI

From lawsuits to IT hacks, the creative industries are deploying a range of tactics to protect their jobs and original work from automation

18 March 2023,

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