I Robot
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The best way to make sure AI doesn’t steal your job is to work with it, not against it

- December 2, 2021 3 MIN READ

Whether it’s athletes on a sporting field or celebrities in the jungle, nothing holds our attention like the drama of vying for a single prize. And when it comes to the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), some of the most captivating moments have also been delivered in nailbiting finishes. In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue chess… Read more »

Andy Penn
Data

Telstra and data science company Quantium launch a joint venture to drill down into data for industrial customers

- November 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia’s biggest telco and data science Quantium plan to launch a joint venture business Telstra says will “unlock the potential of data and AI” for the company and its customers. Sydney-based Quantium is a global leader in using artificial intelligence (AI) to translate raw data into actionable insights. The Woolworths-backed business now operates in 20… Read more »

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Clearview AI ordered to delete all images of Australians scraped from social media by Privacy Commissioner

- November 3, 2021 3 MIN READ

Clearview AI, the controversial US-based facial recognition software company co-founded by Australian entrepreneur Hoan Ton-That, has been ordered to delete all Australian images on its database following multiple breaches of the country’s privacy laws. A 15-month joint investigation by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) into… Read more »

Data

How AI can shape university courses and what students should study to help them get the jobs they want

- October 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Graduates entering an ever-more-competitive job market are often unaware of the skills and values they offer employers. The challenge is greater with emerging job roles that require certifications and both multidisciplinary skills and specialist knowledge, even for entry-level positions. We seek to empower our graduates and maximise their career prospects. New research has enabled us… Read more »

Hanno Blankenstein
Data

SafetyCulture backs video analytics startup in $8 million series A

- September 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

Video analytics platform Unleash live has raised $8 million in a series A round led by tech unicorn SafetyCulture. The five-year-old tech startup’s ‘Intelligent Remote Vision’ enables companies to improve productivity and safety, as well as reducing costs by using real-time video analytics to transform visual inspections. Roger Allen’s Patagorang Investment Group was among the… Read more »

Data

A deal between Australia’s governments to share data nationally has privacy experts worried

- August 18, 2021 4 MIN READ

State, territory, and federal governments have agreed to the first national data sharing program that will ease the movement of data between jurisdictions. The formation of the Australian Data Network follows an intergovernmental data sharing agreement signed by the National Cabinet in early July which commits Australian state, territorial and federal governments to share data with one… Read more »

octant, David Porter, Scott Power, Craig Mortense
Data

Queensland construction empire BMD bets $1 million on AI-based project management startup Octant

- August 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Queensland construction and engineering conglomerate BMD Group has backed Brisbane artificial intelligence startup Octant AI, investing nearly $1 million for a 10% stake. Octant uses AI to for predictive analysis aimed at reducing uncertainty in projects to manage costs. BMD CEO Scott Power said his company had been using the tech platform in its project… Read more »

Uber
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Investigation finds Uber ‘interfered’ with the privacy of 1.2 million Australians following 2016 cyber attack

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

A three-year investigation into a cyber attack that stole data from Uber belonging to 1.2 million Australia has found that the US tech company failed to act appropriately in response and paid the cyber criminals responsible a bug bounty for the breach. Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk’s review said Uber “interfered” with the privacy of around… Read more »

Flora Salim
Data

RMIT scientists have developed AI to diagnose Covid-19 from a cough – and hope to make it a mobile app

- June 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

Ground-breaking research by computer scientists at RMIT University has developed an artificial intelligence model that can hear the effects of Covid-19 in the sound of a forced cough, even when people are asymptomatic.  While the idea is not new, scientists at Cambridge University and MIT have been investigating the concept, the work at RMIT’s School… Read more »