The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing

Horizon Scanning Series The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more advanced, its applications will become increasingly complex and will find their place in homes, work places and cities. AI offers broad-reaching opportunities – however uptake also carries serious implications for human capital,…

Future of Agricultural Technologies

Horizon Scanning Series Future of Agricultural Technologies Farmer driven innovation has always been a feature of Australian agriculture and the application of science and technology to this sector is not new. Advancements in innovative and transformative technologies could help provide mechanisms for Australia to respond to future challenges such as climate change, changing consumer preferences,…

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Framework for responsible advancement of synthetic biology in Australia

Synthetic biology could reshape the global industrial landscape, creating opportunities and challenges for Australian firms, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). Synthetic biology in Australia: an outlook to 2030 examines the prospects for a fast-evolving field characterised by bold thinking and interdisciplinary research. Broadly defined, synthetic biology involves…

Road map to better health care system in Australia

A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that precision medicine has the potential to transform Australia’s health care system. Precision medicine combines knowledge of a person’s unique genetic makeup, protein levels, and their environment to allow accurate disease prevention and treatment tailored to individual needs. To date, the main…

Bright future for Australian energy storage despite public uncertainty

MEDIA RELEASE: Bright future for Australian energy storage despite public uncertainty 20/11/2017 by ACOLA Admin Bright future for Australian energy storage despite public uncertainty A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that Australia has the potential to lead the world in developing large and home scale energy storage systems…

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The Role of Energy Storage in Australia’s Future Energy Supply Mix

Horizon Scanning Series The Role of Energy Storage in Australia’s Future Energy Supply Delivered as a partnership between Australia’s Chief Scientist and ACOLA, the Energy Storage project studies the transformative role that energy storage may play in Australia’s energy systems; future economic opportunities and challenges; and current state of and future trends in energy storage…