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.
The term Industry 4.0 has well and truly migrated from boardroom buzz to new science and technology. But in 2022, have we successfully harnessed its full potential? We speak to RMIT's DR LISA DETHRIDGE to find out.
Can embedding social science in new technology development drive more socially responsible outcomes? We chat to a researcher who has spent the last 18 months working alongside systems biology researchers. Meet JOHN NOEL M. VIAÑA.
Quantum computing is developing rapidly with government and business investment reaching $35.5 billion across a range of quantum technologies globally. But how do we prepare for the societal-scale transformation that will be brought about by a technology that has not yet reached maturity?