We are far from defenceless against the rise of robots, although they'll take many of our routine jobs. Our special strength is our ability to apply rules that don’t exist.
The thin layer of soil on our planet’s surface ultimately sustains us all, but it’s a finite resource. With a growing global population, perhaps it is time to start looking for alternatives.
Governments’ lack of response to rising inequality is not a problem of knowledge or public support.
China’s rise as a global power is driving new flows of people, ideas and capital between China and Australia. Australian cities need to adapt to this new geopolitical reality.
Central City 2048 proposes one new rail line, three metro lines and almost 300,000 extra jobs for the new CBD, one of three proposed for metropolitan Sydney. Clearly, the investment needed is massive. Part two in this series by University of Sydney’s Dr Tooran Alizadeh.
The Greater Sydney metropolis is envisaged as having three CBDs by mid-century, but an assessment of the proposed Central City around Parramatta shows how much work is needed to make that a reality.
Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That’s bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.
Women in investment management face sexist treatment and no accommodation of parenting responsibilities. That’s bad news for a sector critical to all Australians’ economic security.
In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia’s population woes is to make existing cities bigger.
Personal data is sold, bought and traded among companies all the time. But what if the companies profiting from your data had to pay you a share of that earning?
Having cities of all sizes will increase people’s choices of where to live and work.
By choosing to deal with companies with better data protection policies, Australian consumers can create pressure for change in how personal data is handled across the board.
A new international report makes for bleak reading on the state of the world’s soils. It predicts that land degradation will displace up to 700 million people worldwide by mid-century.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal is not a breach of Facebook but the very business model on which it’s built, and our democracy and privacy suffer.
Could an employer or platform claim copyright in a chat group? We’d first have to accept that conversations in a chat group are protected by copyright.
Our energy system puts consumers more or less at the mercy of business and regulators. What if the future of energy meant putting the power back in the hands of households?
Business managers often rely on predictive algorithms to make recruiting decisions that affect a company’s bottom line. But these kinds of algorithms aren’t really “predictive” at all.
A report released today by the world’s largest technical professional organisation is designed to help humanity avoid a robot apocalypse.
The NBN has to be equitable to be a truly nation-building platform. As long as it is failing some, it is failing us all in Australia.
Climate change may be a business opportunity, but research shows that market forces serve to systematically undermine climate change programs.
There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.