Science and Technology

Artificial Intelligence: What’s it good for?

Posted on: Tue 4 May 2021

Twenty-first century technologies such as robots, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are hacking how we form friendships, build intimacy, fall in love and get off.

Technologies collect our information to tap into the unique traits that make us cooperative, cultural and romantic beings we are.

Humans are spending more time on social media than ever before, with less face-to-face interaction.

As social media and technologies will continue to evolve, machine-learning algorithms will find ever more compelling ways to engage us.

We speak to Professor Rob Brooks, Scientia Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at UNSW about Artificial Intelligence and its role in our society.

Produced by Kate Johnson

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