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Can automated cars and humans safely co-exist?


A project aiming to accelerate the safe and successful deployment of automated vehicles by having them understand human intent is among 22 QUT-led projects to receive Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grants announced today. 

A tech question that stops a room


Stephen Scheeler has one question he notices stops the boards he advises dead in their tracks. It’s this: “How many people do you have working on voice-activated AI for customer service?”

Disruptive Influences - And What To Do With Them


QUT’S Room Three Sixty was at standing room only on October 17 when more than 200 innovators and disruptors came together for the Real World Futures conference, Disruptive Influences -  And What To Do With Them.

Biofuels revolution will help power Queensland economy


The man who helped power US Navy ships with alternative fuels made from beef fat is touring Queensland this week along with QUT experts to help push the state’s burgeoning biofuels industry.

Machines must think like humans to build trust


If humans are to ever fully trust driverless cars to make decisions for them, these autonomous systems need to be able to understand how humans problem-solve in ways that sometimes defies machine logic.

Content sourced from QUT News Web Service.

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