News Centre archive - 2016

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2016.

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Tablets at the table can influence child development, not always in a good way

While screens can solve short-term issues of keeping children quiet, consistently using them to anaesthetise kids does us all a disservice in the long term.


Google’s Go victory shows AI thinking can be unpredictable, and that’s a concern

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence is the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.

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NAB partners with Western Sydney University to drive business innovation in the West

Western Sydney University and NAB have announced a new partnership under the Launch Pad program to drive Western Sydney’s innovation eco-system.

Western Sydney at night

Report finds Western Sydney business outlook positive

Compared to Australia as a whole, where the Small Business Index fell by 9.2 per cent, Greater Western Sydney is outperforming broader economic conditions and expectations significantly.

Thinking Out Loud 2016

Human rights claims in focus at Thinking Out Loud lecture series

Organised in conjunction with ABC Radio National and Fordham University Press, the Thinking Out Loud lecture series brings the world’s most influential philosophers to Australia.

Our place

New exhibition highlights environmental protection by multicultural communities

A new exhibition has showcased the environmental initiatives being developed by the culturally and linguistically diverse communities from across Greater Western Sydney and the Illawarra.


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