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The School of Cybernetics is now the home of the 3A Institute with the mission to build a new branch of engineering to take AI-enabled cyber-physical systems to scale and to create a new generation of practitioners with the skills and knowledge we need to help shape this future safely, sustainably and responsibly. We establish programs that blend education, research, and engagement to create a new generation of practitioners. We focus on systems as a unit of analysis and driver of action for industries working with complexity. We bring together people from different places, backgrounds, and disciplines to generate new approaches to shape the future through and with technology. View more on our website: https://cybernetics.anu.edu.au/

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    Custodians & Midwives: The Library of the Future
    (School of Cybernetics, The Australian National University) Bell, Genevieve; Zafiroglu, Alexandra; Assaad, Zena; Bradley, Charlotte; Cooper, Ned; O'Brien, Ellen; Reid, Kathy; Ruster, Lorenn
    Custodians and Midwives is the outcome of a research collaboration between the National Library of Australia (NLA) and new School of Cybernetics (SoCy) at the Australian National University (ANU). This collaboration was undertaken in the first half of 2021. During the collaboration, SoCy researchers investigated and evaluated the potential new dynamics that will emerge if, and when, the NLA integrates tools and processes enabled by promising artificial intelligence (AI) technology capabilities into core work processes of the organisation’s mission to “collect, preserve and make accessible” library materials (National Library Act 1960 (Cth)). In Custodians and Midwives, we take a cybernetic systems approach to the questions of how new and emerging technology capabilities might shape and be shaped by the future of the NLA. In this report, we provide a library collections-centric analysis of clusters of AI capabilities to support the NLA in making decisions regarding the integration of AI-enabled technology systems into the organisation’s processes now and in the future. We prioritise clusters of capabilities defined as (1) the services a class of technologies provide, and as (2) knowledge that can be applied to specific technology products and processes. Focusing on AI capabilities, rather than specific products and processes in the market or deployable now, enables us to outline a pathway for the NLA to evaluate opportunities, risks, pitfalls, and issues (ORPI) with AI over the timescales and rhythms that characterise the library as a cybernetic system.
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    (Patent No 8708) Improvements in Apparatus for Fixing Telegraph Posts
    (The Great Seal Patent Office) Joseph Oppenheimer
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    (Patent No 4828) Improvements in Telegraph Posts.
    (The Great Seal Patent Office) Joseph Oppenheimer
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    (Patent No 3308) Fixing and Staying Telegraph Posts
    (The Great Seal Patent Office) Joseph Oppenheimer
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    (Patent No 3286) Telegraph Posts, &c
    (The Great Seal Patent Office) Joseph Oppenheimer
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    (Patent No 3041) Electric Telegraph Instruments
    (The Great Seal Patent Office) Joseph Oppenheimer
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    (Patent No 2240) Fixing Telegraph Posts
    (The Great Seal Patent Office) Joseph Oppenheimer
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    (Patent No 1248) Insulators for Telegraphic Purposes
    (The Great Seal Patent Office) Joseph Oppenheimer
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    Redefining Leadership in the 21st Century: the view from cybernetics
    (School of Cybernetics, The Australian National University, 2022) Gould, Maria; Daniell, Katherine A.; Meares, Andrew; Bell, Genevieve; ANU School of Cybernetics
    A white paper developed by the ANU School of Cybernetics powered by The Menzies Foundation.