The dawn of the Fourth-Industrial Revolution (FIR) will bring with it improved capabilities for artificial intelligence, and the potential technological dangers are limitless.
How willing are we to trust AI systems? What are our expectations for how AI should be deployed and managed? Can regulation and laws keep up with developments?
A bill is currently before federal parliament that would enable foreign military forces to be used during emergencies and natural disasters in Australia.
Under the proposal, it would give ‘protected persons’ immunity from civil or criminal prosecution for actions arising from response duties.
The Morrison government has given the suppliers of two COVID-19 vaccines indemnity against prosecution for side effects that experts say are “inevitable” when a vaccine is rolled out.
The government will not set up a statutory compensation scheme, meaning Australians who suffered ‘extremely rare’ side effects would face a tough battle to seek compensation.
It took almost four decades, but Chuck Feeney, former billionaire co-founder of retail giant Duty Free Shoppers, has finally given all of his money away to charity.
He has nothing left now – and he couldn’t be happier.
The term ‘acedia’ holds an important place in early monastic demonology and psychology, once characterised as “the most troublesome of all” the eight genera of evil thoughts.
Naming and expressing experiences allows us to claim some agency in dealing with them, and when examining the current state of the world, this forgotten feeling is more relevant than ever.