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Machines must think like humans to build trust

17-10-2017 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.

QUT bluebox Challenge: Popgun’s ALICE hits the top note

12-10-2017 The team building ALICE, an artificial intelligence that can play and compose music, have won QUT's own Shark Tank business pitch showcase for graduates, students and staff, the QUT bluebox Challenge.

QUT News & Events Wrap – October 9 edition

09-10-2017 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events.  For regular updates, follow us on Twitter (@QUTmedia) and Facebook (@QUTBrisbane).  To subscribe to this wrap, please email

Making light work of materials synthesis: funding for QUT project

03-10-2017 A QUT team led by Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik exploring how light can be used in manufacturing has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant of $159, 916 to support its partnership with German firm Cynora.

Toowoomba and Calamvale teams share UAV Challenge win

28-09-2017 In a first for the QUT-CSIRO UAV Challenge, teams from two Queensland high schools have shared first place.

Monetising time savings makes toll roads financially stack up

27-09-2017 Putting a dollar value on the savings from traffic congestion, noise and air pollution as a result of toll roads and tunnels will make large infrastructure projects more cost effective, according to a new study by QUT.

STEM, space and the new frontiers: QUT hosts former NASA astronaut

27-09-2017 Australia’s plan to develop its own space agency was “fantastic” news, former NASA astronaut and Director of Crew and Mission Operations for Boeing’s Commercial Crew Program Chris Ferguson told a packed lecture theatre at QUT today.

Pepper guides Queensland’s brightest young minds at STEM camp

27-09-2017 High-achieving students from across the state are taking part in the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM camp these school holidays, helping to accelerate their understanding of science, technology engineering and maths.

Pepper shakes up school holiday STEM Camp

22-09-2017 Teenagers from across Queensland who are taking part in QUT’s school holiday STEM camp next week will have a new non-human ‘mentor’.

Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass

21-09-2017 A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass which is threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide.


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