‘Frankenstein stories’ have changed a lot since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus 200 years ago.
Rather than being an unalloyed and unstoppable threat, the ethics of Machine Learning (ML) offer the world an opportunity to make progress on challenging ethical problems.
Cultural and media representations of sex work often purport to educate the public about a pressing social concern. And increasingly, such depictions are linked to non-profit fundraising, anti-trafficking and prostitution legislation and humanitarian intervention.
As the Financial Services Royal Commission unfolds, many of the stories tell of customers whose trust has been abused, even exploited. I will explain why trust is fundamental to financial services, reflect on how we got to this sorry state, and offer thoughts on the way forwards.
When we imprison people, we remove them from society – the razor wire marks a boundary between ‘us’ and ‘them’.
Painting amongst other things, an exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery, examines how contemporary painting might be encountered within an expanded field.
The University joined Canberra’s Enlighten Festival for the first time this year, with the campus lighting up for five nights of vibrant projections, food stalls and entertainment.
There is a clear need to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who experience a disproportionate and inequitable burden of ill health, stemming from Australia’s history of colonisation.
I can pinpoint the moment my view of engineering changed. It was December 2005 and I had decided to attend a conference on engineering in developing communities.
The world is experiencing a paradigm shift toward population ageing that will touch each of us in fundamental ways – socially, economically and politically.
I grew up in Central Western NSW and feel the spirit of the bush in my blood. It’s because of this passion that I have devoted my research to situating the complexities of sexual harassment in rural and remote Australian workplaces.
Personal control is widely recognised as a fundamental psychological resource and a powerful influence on wellbeing throughout life. A sense of control in one’s daily life and social environment is particularly important during life transitions.
When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them that I’m a philosopher, their expression often evinces a mix of embarrassment and amusement.
After more than three decades at ANU, Photographer Stuart Hay has vivid memories of the towering figures who have marched across the campus.
The Australian National University’s big new initiative in the 21st century cyber domain has a surprising resonance with the nation’s military history of a century ago.
One of the most difficult aspects of our political system for the average voter to understand and accept is how major issues of longer term national significance are essentially ignored in the day-by-day political contest – simply left to drift!
Modern slavery is a condition experienced by at least 20 million people, mostly in our Indo-Pacific region, who quite literally are forced to work.
In November 2007 the then US Defense Secretary Robert Gates lamented: “How has one man in a cave [Osama Bin Laden] managed to out-communicate the world’s greatest communication society?”
The creative work of women has created a groundswell of energy and enthusiasm in cultural discourse in recent years, but central to any female artist’s journey is an assortment of barriers preventing equality of recognition and opportunity for women in the creative arts.
The PROMPT Gallery at the ANU Pop-Up Village – at just 4 m by 5 m – illustrates a trend towards tiny galleries.
The revitalisation of Union Court will combine the best elements of existing campus life and bring a new learning, cultural, physical and social experience in a village setting.
Each year the Australian Centre on China in the World produces a China Story Yearbook centred around a broad theme that encapsulates the major political, economic, social and cultural events in China during that year.
The cashless debit card, introduced in 2016 in Ceduna and the East Kimberley, restricts 80 per cent of a person’s regular social security payment to an industry-issued card that cannot be used to purchase alcohol and gambling products.