AI can now learn to manipulate human behaviour

Artificial intelligence (AI) is learning more about how to work with (and on) humans. A recent study has shown how AI can learn to identify vulnerabilities in human habits and behaviours and use them to influence human decision-making. It may seem cliched to say AI is transforming every aspect of t...

The last ice age tells us why we need to care about a 2℃ change in temperature

Author: Alan N Williams, Chris Turney, Haidee Cadd and more
Date: February 25, 2020
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that without a substantial decrease in our use of fossil fuels, we are on track for a global average increase of 2℃ in the next few decades, with extremes of between 3 to 6℃ at higher latitudes. But 2℃ doesn’...

Six of the best environmentally-friendly Australian startups

Author: Lianna Speers
Date: 20th July 2016
At Ideas Hoist, we’ve noticed that startups with an environmental purpose are on the rise. As the world grapples with the immensity of waste, climate and biodiversity challenges, these eco-friendly entrepreneurs are finding innovative and exciting ways to help meet these challenges, while improvi...