Wednesday, September 23, 2020

We’re feeding AI racist and sexist data and the results could be disastrous

AI is only as good as the data it’s trained on. And, since the world is far from perfect, machines are beginning to pick up biases that are reflected in our society. We take a look at 3 ways that AI bias has caused problems, and how we can fix them.
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The gender gap in tech: state of play

Computer science is still grappling with a diversity problem – here’s your low-down on the current gender gap in tech and how we can fix it.
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The WISE campaign: Women in STEM at Murdoch University

Women in science and engineering are often hard to find. Murdoch University's WISE Campaign Women in STEM day saw prominent women in science encouraging girls in STEM to become future female scientists and female engineers. Year 9 student Kamilla Pal reports on her experience with the WISE Campaign Women in STEM.
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Start doing these three small things to improve your online inclusivity

Accessible tech is a bit of a Catch-22: It's designed to be invisible, but works best when more people know about it. Here's how to incorporate online inclusivity to your routine.
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The very hungry caterpillars

Scoring runner up in UNSW's Bragg Writing Prize is Ebony Wallin's essay about the very hungry caterpillars that can digest plastic.
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Game changing technology to save the planet in the next 10 years

As we head into a growing climate crisis what are the technologies and STEM jobs to mitigate climate change and save the planet?
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Murdoch University’s WISE Women in STEM

Over 200 girls gathered together to hear from Murdoch University's WISE Women in STEM. The outreach program saw multiple STEM women from around Australia share their personal and professional stories on how STEM skills benefit careers, and why dropping maths is a bad idea.
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An awesome (free!) winter engineering school for Indigenous students

Are you an Indigenous student keen to learn more about engineering? The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School program, VIEWS, is the ticket.
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The fate of the Great Barrier Reef

Carol Ge is a runner up in UNSW's Bragg Writing Prize. Read Carol's piece about the devastating effects of climate change on our Great Barrier Reef.
Women in STEM ambassador Lisa Harvey-Smith

Tech bias puts millions at risk of unemployment, unfair treatment

Millions of young Australians risk missing out on employment opportunities and economic independence because of their gender and tech bias, says Australia's first Women...

Tech support at the University of Canterbury

At the University of Canterbury, women from all areas of STEM get support, mentoring – and free coffee!
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One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline: Here’s how to help

One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline, according to a report just released by the United Nations. Here's a list of ecosystem-preserving careers so that you can help make a difference.

So, you want a next-gen data science gig? Live Webinar recording

So, you wanna kickstart a future-focused data science career? Hear from three real-life STEM professionals busting myths and swapping pathway stories.

Want to do a STEM degree at uni? Here are 8 things you need to know

Making the leap from school to uni is exciting but can be a steep learning curve. To help you get into the swing of things, we’ve put together this handy guide.

Extreme close-ups: Microscopic clips to make you squirm

The Nikon Small World in Motion competition is hands down the coolest comp in science.