Robotics experts from the CSIRO have second finished in a global competition dubbed the ‘Robot Olympics’, beating a team from NASA and MIT to take the silver. The team, from the CSIRO’s Data61, spin-out robotics company Emesent, and the US-based Georgia Institute of Technology spent three years preparing for the competition, preparing six autonomous robots,… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Australian researchers have found more than 2000 potentially fake apps on Google Play that hackers are using as trojan horses to steal personal information from users. The fake apps impersonate popular apps for everything from photo editing to personal finance tracking and exercise monitors and contain malware that could lead to identity theft. Five researchers from… Read more »
The CSIRO’s Data61 says around half of the internet’s most popular websites are at risk of malicious activity because of their dependence on third party services for ads, tracking and analytics. The problem is so profound, it’s now at the point where “the trust model of today’s World Wide Web is fundamentally broken”, experts… Read more »
Coviu’s PhysioROM helps patients receive physical rehab from their home by automating and standardising the calculation of their range of motion via webcam.
Data61 has partnered with IAG and the University of Sydney to launch the Gradient Institute, which has been tasked with researching the ethics of AI.
Agtech startup Ceres Tag has successfully trialled its so-called ‘FitBit for cows’ at the CSIRO’s Lansdown Research Station in Queensland.
ANU has announced a 10 year plan to expand upon its existing engineering and computer science program, as a response to the rising trend of AI.
Bionic Vision Technologies a company working to create a ‘bionic eye’, has raised $23.5 million China Huarong International Holdings and State Path Capital.
The Queensland government has opened a startup precinct in Fortitude Valley, a place for entrepreneurs to “collaborate, collide, succeed and shine”.
Data61 has announced a partnership with Unisys that will see the development of an advanced data analytics solution for border security.
NAB Labs launches healthtech platform Medipass Solutions to help streamline doctor bookings and payments
NAB has partnered with healthtech startup Medipass Solutions to develop a new healthtech platform that will integrate the bank’s HICAPS system.
CSIRO has announced a partnership between Data61’s Coviu and Health Team Australia, which will see a real-time online video platform rolled across Australia.
Working with the Rio Olympics, Sydney startup Doarama creates 3D virtual world maps of adventure sports and events
Sydney startup Doarama has created customised 3D and GPS tracked map visualisations of endurance sporting events. The startup combines GPS tracking, animation, satellite imagery and interactivity tools to enable sporting fans to control how they view the route of any competitor in a 3D visualised world.