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Gail Kovatseff: Head of Programming & Industry at Adelaide Film Festival

Gail at Cannes Film Festival in France 2022

Gail Kovatseff is the Head of Programming & Industry at the Adelaide Film Festival, South Australia’s premier screen event. To celebrate AFF 2023, she speaks about entering the industry, the importance of accessibility, and her personal picks for the top titles from this year's program.

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Meet Adelaide's world-class young sight specialist

Dr LaHood featured in The Ophthalmologist magazine’s Power List for 2023 as one of the world’s top 100 ophthalmologists. As well as being one of the world’s best, at 39 he was also Australia’s youngest nominee ever to make the list.

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Are robot dogs fetching?

Susan Hazel plays with Kadli, AIML’s robot dog

Is there a place for robot pets? We’ve fallen in love with them in the past… are they the future?

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The rise of the machines - cinema and AI


The Lumen cinema review: Has Hollywood been warning us for years about AI and the rise of the robots?

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AI: The Lumen interview

AIML Director, Professor Simon Lucey

In this special interview, Simon Lucey, Director of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), and a Professor in the University of Adelaide’s School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, clarifies concerns and explains the opportunities for Australia to shape the future by embracing AI.

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I definitely won’t kill you (probably)

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Setting himself a target of writing 10,000 songs in 10,000 days, alum Andrew Gardner hoped to challenge himself and hone his already significant musical skills. Here he shares a song written with AI, sung by AI, about AI.

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Andy Thomas: Celebrating a local hero

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When Andy Thomas first graduated from the University of Adelaide 50 years ago, travelling into space as an astronaut was an impossible dream. Australians didn’t do that – space was for people from other countries.

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A passion for change

Alex at theYouth Inc. offices, Adelaide

Alexandra Bruhn, known to everyone as Alex, this year won the Commendation Award for South Australia’sYoung Citizen of the Year.

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Children's University turns 10

The first graduates of Children's University 2013

It can be difficult for some young people to envision a future at university, particularly if no one in their family has ever attended one. This is where Children’s University steps in, to educate young people about future possibilities. In 2023 the initiative is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

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World news

John Scanlon AO

We invited some of our family of “foreign correspondents” to give a brief insight into their lives and careers. Their stories in this new feature of Lumen.

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