AI in the Australian News Industry

The Australian journalism industry is facing many questions of AI technologies making headways into many newsrooms. How are our news outlets dealing with the changes? Should our aspiring journalists be weary or optimistic of AI?

4ZZZ’s Toni Pankaluic spoke with Dr Anne Kruger, a Journalism and Strategic Communications Lecturer from UQ’s School of Communication and Arts to find out more about AI in our current news industry.

Granite Belt Music Council - Part 2

Last time 4ZZZ's Harry Kuzewicz spoke to Kelvin Johnston from the Granite Belt Music Council, it was about their proposed music reforms. Since then, the council has faced many setbacks when trying to find support for musicians, notably a power outage at a first Nations event.

Youth

Taylor Swift unstoppable in Australia

Taylor Swift had her last Australian concerts of the Eras Tour this weekend. The American superstar has created an unprecedented trend in the country during her visit. 4ZZZ Journalist Grace Koo talked with Curtin University’s Madeleine Dobson on the Tay-Tay phenomenon.

Science and Technology

AI in the Australian News Industry

The Australian journalism industry is facing many questions of AI technologies making headways into many newsrooms. How are our news outlets dealing with the changes? Should our aspiring journalists be weary or optimistic of AI?

4ZZZ’s Toni Pankaluic spoke with Dr Anne Kruger, a Journalism and Strategic Communications Lecturer from UQ’s School of Communication and Arts to find out more about AI in our current news industry.

QLD's Rent Bidding Ban

As the housing crisis continues, government officials are searching on ways to alleviate stress for renters. Earlier this month QLD Premier Steven Miles and Minister for housing, local government and planning, the Hon. Meaghan Scanlon released a joint statement surrounding an upcoming housing relief packaging worth $160 million. 4ZZZ Journalist Stephanie Felesina spoke with local renters Mack and Catherine about their renting experience and the Hon. Meaghan Scanlan about the upcoming plan and proposal. 

Brisbane City Council Politics, Transport

Greens vows to bring second CityCat terminal to West End

Greens lord mayoral candidate Jonathan Sriranganathan has drown a plan up to build another ferry terminal in West End, first proposed by the Liberal National Party in 2011, four weeks ahead of the Brisbane City Council Election.

4ZZZ’s Grace Koo has asked him the details.

Science and Technology

How Lucid Dreaming Works

Ever awake from an amazing dream and thought to yourself, "Wow, I wish that were real!"? Well... it can be if you know how to lucid dream and take control of your dreams whilst you're dreaming!

4ZZZ's intrepid reporter, Anita Diamond, interviewed Dr Denholm Adventure-Heart, a visiting research fellow from Adelaide University who is a researcher-scientist with expertise in lucid dreaming. His International 'Lucid Dream Induction study' is currently the largest and most in-depth study of its kind on learning lucid dreaming.

Mental Health, Health

Magic Mushrooms - Pt2 - 1st Aussie Psilocybin Farm and TGA Approved Depression Use

In this 2nd part, we chat about Australia’s first psilocybin mushroom farm as well as deeper look into mushrooms.

Did you know, last February the Therapeutic Drug Association legalised their use in treating certain types of depression? Where are we at with the current TGA status now? Joining 4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin is Dr Alistair McTaggart, a mycologist who is part of the psilocybin mushroom farm.

Bingeing in Australia

From food and TV to illicit substances. There is no arguing that bingeing is currently wrecking the lives of millions of Aussies, Danny Shannon is urging Aussies to reclaim their lives and recognise how destructive bingeing is.

Danny recently launched an app called Encapsulator, that helps people journal in video form. Particularly aimed at those in recovery from addiction, Shannon used his past experiences as an addict to create this app to help others record their journey towards a better life. The app has already received a warm reception.

Legal Issues, Science and Technology

Exploring Artificial Intelligence in the Courtroom

Did you know Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in courtrooms throughout many countries globally, including Australia? However to what degree is AI actually used and do you know how these latest technologies are employed?

Can an AI be fair in the court of law and do they create more efficient courtrooms? What are the ethical implications of using AI systems?

4ZZZ's Toni Pankaluic discussed these questions and more with Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at the University of New South Wales.

Cost of living pressures on charities - Loaves and Fishes

Foodbank, Australia’s largest food relief organisation recently reported “unprecedented” demand for food relief services, with expectations that this trend will continue. With rising cost of living, interest rate hikes, and rental stress, Australian households are feeling the impacts, and food is often an essential item people do without.
Loaves and Fishes is a non-for-profit charity organisation dedicated to caring for those less fortunate in the greater Brisbane area. the organisation feeds over 3000 people weekly across their services. They aim to continue to be able to provide emergency relief for those affected by the current floods, but face challenges due to the rising cost of groceries and essentials.
Loaves and Fishes are one of the 201 organisation that have been given a CommBank community grant of $10,000.
4ZZZ Journalist Harry Kuzewicz spoke to CEO, Scott Bourke about this grant and the cost of living pressures on charities.

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