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2062: The World that AI Made

2062: The World that AI Made

by Toby Walsh

2062 is the year by which we will have built machines as intelligent as us. This is what the majority of leading artificial intelligence and robotics experts now predict. But what will this future actually look like? When the quest to build intelligent machines has effectively been successful, how will life on this planet unfold? […]

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Adani and the War Over Coal

Adani and the War Over Coal

by Quentin Beresford

Coal is the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change. Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock our politics – and our country – into the fossil fuel age. This searing book takes apart the pivotal role of the Adani Carmichael mine in the conflict […]

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Outnumbered: From Facebook and Google to Fake News and Filter-bubbles – the Algorithms That Control Our Lives

Outnumbered: From Facebook and Google to Fake News and Filter-bubbles – the Algorithms That Control Our Lives

by David Sumpter

Algorithms are running our society, and as the Cambridge Analytica story has revealed, we don’t really know what they are up to. Our increasing reliance on technology and the internet has opened a window for mathematicians and data researchers to gaze through into our lives. Using the data they are constantly collecting about where we […]

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Petra

Petra

by Marianna Coppo

Is Petra a mountain? An island? An egg? Who knows! She’s a rock and this is how she rolls. Petra is a mighty mountain that can’t be moved by the wind or time. Or so we think until we discover that she’s actually something even more astonishing. Petra has the potential to be anything – […]

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