San Francisco’s plan to introduce robo-cops to clean up the streets worked just fine…until it started to target the homeless population.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Giselle Atlas (12) wants her female classmates to embrace science as their future careers.
When Sophia was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, the world lost the plot. However, both our fear and outrage hinge on one flimsy fallacy. All we need is education.
With the Australian government considering legislation to protect our household devices from being hacked, are they being paranoid or smart?
The thematically deep OtherLife curiously prods us to reconsider our readiness to give ourselves an escape through technology.
This week, we delve into how the largest companies in the world protect and develop their business models and undermine others.
At it stands, we have a great fear of allowing our devices more access to parts of our body. However, that’s not cool, as they’re here to worm their way into our hearts. Literally.
After a recent study displayed the ability technology has to guess our sexual proclivity and political choices, I wonder if we’re too quick to automatically fear these advancements.
While necessity is the mother of invention, we don’t necessarily honour the right man who fathered it.
The humble smartphone is the latest weapon responsible for the surge in cyberstalking cases, but it is also one of the greatest tools to combat it.
We sat down with Michael Stone of Invigor Group, a pioneering company that looks to bring Australia’s data analytic services into the future.
A pioneering mind from NYU has decided to locate our missing free time. Compared to ten years ago, we have a lot less of it.
Today marks 48 years since Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin took that famous small step for all of us. The grip of wonder and confusion still holds me, as it did in 1969.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the most influential CMO’s and wonder if gender-focused media will ever die.
Finally, technology is relevant. A pioneering group of eggheads have developed an unbreakable phone screen. Joie de Vivre.
The artificial intelligence-led digital revolution is upon us, and is set to change long-held habits across multiple industries. Are we right to be concerned or is it unjust paranoia?
Would you take legal advice from a robot? With technology-disrupting industries world-wide, we look at the recent “bot” giving free legal advice on Facebook to asylum seekers.
Yuval Noah Harari is a dangerous thinker. In charting our recent past, he suggests the future will be one of technology, where we tear down religion and honour ourselves.
Thinking of finally freeing yourself from the oppressive shackles of society’s law and order? You’d better hope there are no fitness buffs involved.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week …we look at the companies that monopolise us, the fractious relationships in the advertising sphere and six ways to move beyond the usual article.
The fear, now backed by science, is that robots will take our jobs. And they will. Blame not the cyborgs, however, but those who laughed at the possibilities of it happening.
This week I traded the analogue dating scene for the digital arms of artificial intelligence. While I learned love between man and router can exist, the problems we face now will remain in future.