#213 - WINTER 2022


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Winter 2022
A tech powered, human driven future

This issue of IMPACT considers what a tech powered, human driven future for Australia might look like. With 60,000+ years of science, Australia is driven by a long culture of innovation and Professor Marcia Langton discusses how incorporating Indigenous knowledge can and should inform our society. Professor Lachlan Blackhall and Professor John Söderbaum examine Australia’s energy future. Professor Andrew Parfitt and Professor Genevieve Bell consider the next generation of custodians of innovation – technologists and systems thinkers. Professor Emma Johnston reflects on ‘riskiest’ stages of research commercialisation and the spirit of experimentation. Expert groups also consider the potential of both AI and soil carbon to shape Australia’s economic, social, and environmental future.


We welcome the 2021 New Fellows – 27 fresh faces and front-runners in growing Australia’s standing as a top technologically driven nation. We celebrate the achievements of our Fellows, from Australia Day Honours to Australian of the Year nominations. We farewell great leaders and acknowledge their contributions to applied science, technology, and engineering in Australia and across the globe. Catch up on the Academy’s news, events, submissions, and highlights from our STEM Careers programs.

Links to individual articles

> How AI is empowering us

> Making human driven technologists


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