Monday 29 September 2014

Methods for automated acquisition are offering new and exciting opportunities for large-scale acquisition of data samples for the sciences. Such large-scale data collections can be too massive to be realistically annotated by human operators, which creates a need for automated annotation. Conveniently, methods for automated semantic interpretation of images and audio samples are becoming increasingly powerful. This is evident in the ever-increasing applications of speech and image recognition for consumer products and businesses.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Will the future be hopeful or hopeless? Optimists point out that every year humanity becomes better educated, wealthier and more interconnected. In contrast, pessimists warn that business as usual is unsustainable: catastrophic climate change and increasing shortages of water, food and cheap energy will collapse human civilizations by mid-century.
Is one forecast right and the other wrong? Or can we reconcile these opposing views?

Wednesday 10 September 2014
After the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007-8 and the collapse of speculative investments in the US housing market, the finance industry looked for new ways of maximizing returns on capital – beyond the traditional markets in currencies and commodities. In this process of financialization, one of these new investment locations was farmland, supposedly empty or underutilised farmland in developing countries.
Tuesday 9 September 2014 to Monday 6 October 2014

To celebrate World Food Day on the 16th October and recognise the depth of research being undertaken at UQ, the Global Change Institute (GCI), Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) and the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS) are inviting students to enter a poster competition.


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