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Welcome to the latest from CSIRO’s Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform (RI FSP). In this issue, our commitment to the CSIRO value of “further together” is a strong theme as we tackle a range of challenges through collaboration and partnership.

Our achievements demonstrate how we achieve more together than we ever could alone. As an organisation, we’re proud to listen and collaborate at every opportunity.

Another CSIRO value that the RI FSP is proud to embrace is “making it real”: undertaking science with real impact. We’re committed to taking on the big challenges facing the world, and we know that conversations around AI and quantum computing, for example, will be topical for years to come.

As the Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform closed out at the end of June, we reflected on a joint research partnership with RMIT examining the transformative technologies shaping Industry 4.0. These reflections only highlight how much ethics and sustainability have become integral to the way we think about our teams and our technologies.

This thinking has also seeded new research, exploring areas such as how humans and machines might work better together. In partnership with the Collaborative Intelligence Future Science Platform, we are supporting a new project exploring fundamental questions about how humans and AI can successfully work together, even under challenging and ambiguous circumstances.

We have contributed to important discussions about the global state of quantum computing with our colleagues in the Quantum Technologies Future Science Platform, and I was pleased to join my colleagues from the CarbonLock Future Science Platform at a discussion about novel negative emissions technologies hosted by the Australian Academy of Science earlier this month.

And finally, I introduce you to Dr John Viana, an ANU-CSIRO postdoctoral research fellow in responsible innovation, who has been embedded in a laboratory as he examines how biomedical innovation can contribute to more socially responsible outcomes.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dr Justine Lacey

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Something Digital returns this October, and CSIRO's Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform is a proud partner of the event. Core to Something Digital is its world-class program and speakers, focusing on the very latest in digital innovation trends. This year the program is centred around the theme of Reality Bites, and presentations will be delivered by 90+ local, national and international digital legends . . . all live and in-person.

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