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Software bug fixer Intalayer is using machine learning to solve problems quickly

- July 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

Product and customer support teams of software companies are having to adapt and move faster than ever before. But as they race to compete with the ever-growing industry, teams lack the data to quickly prioritise software bugs or have manual processes that make personal customer service inefficient.  To help software companies scale great customer experiences,… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia has joined a global body setting the rules on artificial intelligence

- June 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australia is joining a new global organisation setting a framework on the use of artificial intelligence alongside 13 other nations and the European Union. In a statement announcing the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI, pronounced Gee-Pay) on Monday, the founding member nations said they “will support the responsible and human-centric development and use of… Read more »

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Flamingo founder Catriona Wallace’s latest venture is looking into the ethics of artificial intelligence

- April 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

Entrepreneur and futurist Dr Catriona Wallace has launched a new venture helping companies investigate the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) as it plays an increasingly important role in company automation. Wallace is CEO of consulting firm Ethical AI Advisory, which she says will support private and public companies as they grapple with how to design… Read more »

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AI recruitment screening startup Reejig lands $2.2 million in its first capital raise

- March 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Recruitment software startup Reejig has scored $2.2 million from VC firm Right Click Capital and Arun Krishnankutty from OMKA Group in its first capital raise. Founded last year, Reejig uses artificial intelligence to analyse talent data to to help companies find, recruit and develop talent, connecting HR systems providing insights into the skills of their… Read more »

Opinion

Australian police are using the Clearview AI facial recognition system with no accountability

- March 5, 2020 4 MIN READ

Australian police agencies are reportedly using a private, unaccountable facial recognition service that combines machine learning and wide-ranging data-gathering practices to identify members of the public from online photographs. The service, Clearview AI, is like a reverse image search for faces. You upload an image of someone’s face and Clearview searches its database to find… Read more »

Opinion

3 ways to robot-proof your career

- January 8, 2020 5 MIN READ

“Machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do” – Herbert Simon (1965). As a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI), people ask me about the ‘robot revolution’, often with serious misgivings about how the future could look for themselves or their children. Considering the hype surrounding AI, automation and… Read more »

News & Analysis

Billionaires backed a brand new healthtech startup using AI to predict IVF pregnancies in a $29 million debut raise

- December 9, 2019 3 MIN READ

Brothers Dr Aengus Tran, and Dimitry Tran (pictured), who only launched Harrison.ai, their artificial intelligence healthcare startup, last year, have landed $29 million on debut in one of 2019’s most impressive capital raises. The round was led by Blackbird Ventures, with Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s VC firm Horizons Ventures joining in alongside Skip Capital,… Read more »

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Scientists are using AI and gamification to diagnose mental health issues

- October 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

Researchers using machine learning at the CSIRO’s Data61 have developed a new technique to tackle one of the biggest issues in mental health – the diagnosis psychiatric disorders. The breakthrough was announced today in Sydney by neuroscientist Dr Amir Dezfouli at D61+ LIVE, the organisation’s annual science, technology and innovation conference. The solution developed by… Read more »

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HR startup Culture Amp is using AI to predict how productive new employees will be and how long they’ll stay

- August 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

  HR tech startup Culture Amp has developed an AI-based predictive tool to forecast productivity and turnover risk in new employees. Rod Hamilton, Culture Amp’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer said the Foresight Engine, unveiled this week at the company’s annual global conference, Culture First, comes out of the recent acquisition of performance management venture… Read more »

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The federal government is backing WA to build an AI mission control base so robots can explore space

- July 10, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian government has signed a deal with the Western Australian government to spend $6 million developing the state’s space sector. The Morrison government wants to triple the size of the Australian space sector to $12 billion and create another 20,000 jobs by 2030. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Federal Science Minister Karen… Read more »

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A data analytics startup using social media to find security threats just raised $4 million from the CSIRO

- July 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Who’s who at Fivecast: Ross Buglak, VP Product Development; CEO Dr Brenton Cooper; Duane Rivett, VP Commercial; Dave Blockow, VP Engineering. Photo: Ben Searcy.  South Australian data analytics company  Fivecast has raised $4 million from the CSIRO’s Innovation Fund, Main Sequence Ventures, and the South Australian Venture Capital Fund, to expand globally. The Adelaide startup… Read more »

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CSIRO scientists have developed a ‘vaccine’ against attacks on AI

- June 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Researchers from Data61, the CSIRO’s data and digital specialist arm, have developed techniques they claim will effectively ‘vaccinate’ algorithms against adversarial attack, meaning it will prevent malevolent actors from hijacking  machine learning. Dr Richard Nock, Data61 machine learning group leader, explained that algorithms ‘learn’ from the data they are trained on to create a… Read more »

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Tank Stream Labs just doubled in size to launch Sydney’s first AI hub

- June 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Co-working and tech space Tank Stream Labs has forged a partnership with machine learning startup Verge Labs to launch Sydney’s first AI hub. Verge Labs is focused on turning research into customised software applications for business. It was co-founded by Anthony Tockar, who said the startup works with companies to develop user-friendly, customised AI… Read more »