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20 May 2024

ChatGPT is now better than ever at faking human emotion and behaviour

As AI becomes more adept at mimicking human emotion, the risk of users forming deep emotional attachments could lead to over-reliance, manipulation and even harm, writes Dr Marcel Scharth for The Conversation.
20 May 2024

The tentacles of retracted science reach deep into social media. A simple button could change that.

On social media, health myths based on debunked science abound. A new tool could be social media's best defence against misinformation.
15 May 2024

University signs MOUs with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health and Institute of Development Studies

The University of Sydney has today signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Health and Institute of Development Studies.
14 May 2024

Solutions for a net zero world the focus of Sydney's newest research flagship

The University of Sydney has elevated a previously grassroots collective of researchers to one of its flagship research centres to accelerate solution-based research and assist the world in meeting its climate change goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
09 May 2024

How to improve Australian technological innovation

The Australian ICT sector is enjoying unprecedented access to capital, but a new report suggests two key players could help drive innovation forward.
03 May 2024

Electric vehicles will start to cut emissions and improve air quality in our cities - but only once they're common

Creating a sustainable transport future is about more than greening the power grid, write Professor John Rose and Dr Andrea Pellegrini for The Conversation.
01 May 2024

Where to next in Australia's battle with Elon Musk and X?

Professor Terry Flew, in Digital Communications and Culture, says the Australian government's battle with Elon Musk and X over violent content appears admirable, but will it change anything for those vulnerable to its harm?
01 May 2024

Methane emissions from landfill could be turned into sustainable jet fuel in plasma chemistry leap

A new plasma technique developed by researchers at the University of Sydney could help create a circular economy for waste-generated methane emissions.
22 April 2024

Fake news and misinformation: Sydney universities launch new database

Terry Flew, Professor of Digital Communication and Culture, leads a team of researchers working to combat misinformation, fake news and disinformation online.
18 April 2024

Why your students don't do the readings

It's a common complaint among teachers, but new research suggests a different approach to readings can significantly improve student engagement.