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The professional reporter in this brave new world

Professional journalism has never faced challenges like today’s, and we have never needed it more. If only one Australian was left unmoved by seeing Jacqui Lambie say goodbye to the Senate last week, or Penny Wong hear the news that … Continue reading

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The politics of ignorance

The party-political games being played over energy policy are beyond a joke. The only real story in Cory Bernardi’s inevitable divorce from the Liberals was the timing of his departure, just seven months after Liberal voters gave him a six-year … Continue reading

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The bunfight over super-intelligence

Some very bright people think that the quest for artificial intelligence could become an existential threat to humanity. Irving Good was a brilliant statistician and a World War II code-breaker with the legendary Alan Turing. He was also fascinated by … Continue reading

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