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Now that Australia’s had a serious accident involving a self-driving car, it’s time to open AI’s black box and decide who’s responsible

- May 25, 2022 4 MIN READ

  The first serious accident involving a self-driving car in Australia occurred in March this year. A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when hit by a Tesla Model 3 in “autopilot” mode. In the US, the highway safety regulator is investigating a series of accidents where Teslas on autopilot crashed into first-responder vehicles with flashing lights… Read more »

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Canva cracks top 5 in CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list for the best companies changing the world

- May 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has made its debut on the annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a list of fast-growing, innovative private startups harnessing breakthrough technology. Even more remarkably, Canva was listed at no. 4, behind Flexport, Brex and Lineage Logistics, and ahead of the likes of Guild Education, Convoy Blockchain.com, Stripe, Dapper Labs and Pony.ai, which all… Read more »

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How Victoria is unlocking the power of startups for public health

- May 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s youth health and wellbeing has been a state priority for decades – but with roughly a quarter of the state’s children overweight (Australian Bureau of Statistics), there’s more that can be done. While schools, parents and government bodies have all been focused on education programs and supporting healthy lifestyle choices, we believe Victoria’s brightest… Read more »

Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech
Opinion

Why Australian agtech needs talent with a wide range of experience

- May 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia is well-positioned to build and maintain a large and healthy agricultural industry ($81 billion of production in 2021/22). Australia also has a unique opportunity to leverage our higher-education infrastructure, skilled workforce and sophisticated capital markets to integrate modern technology into our agricultural industry for the purpose of vastly improving the volume of high-quality agricultural… Read more »

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Here are the finalists in the Australian Proptech Awards

- May 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Proptech Association Australia (PAA) has announced the finalists in the 2022 Proptech Awards, the only nationally coordinated awards for Australia’s booming property technology sector.   PAA President Kylie Davis said entries for the 2022 awards jumped 31% on last year to 124 across the 23 categories.  “It’s super exciting to celebrate these success stories in… Read more »

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Elon Musk claims his Neuralink brain chip could ‘cure’ tinnitus within 5 years, but here’s why it may take longer

- May 5, 2022 3 MIN READ

The human brain is said to be the most complex biological structure ever to have existed. And while science doesn’t fully understand the brain yet, researchers in the expanding field of neuroscience have been making progress. Neuroscientists have made substantial inroads towards mapping the complex functions of the brain’s 85 billion or so neurons and… Read more »

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‘We let our customers down’: Atlassian stops short of saying sorry for April outage

- May 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Atlassian co-founders and co-CEOs Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have told shareholders that the company “let our customers down” when an outage disrupted service for 775 subscribers earlier this month. The acknowledgement, which stopped short of an apology, kicked off the Q3 FY22 shareholders letter coinciding with the company’s quarterly results. The workplace software venture… Read more »

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Australian researchers have developed a new algorithm to build better blockchains

- April 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

A global team of researchers, including from Monash University, have developed a new algorithm that will enable building more resilient, efficient, and faster blockchains. The algorithm is a new Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) consensus protocol, which is used to overcome faults and avoid system failures, especially in blockchain applications. The higher the fault tolerance the… Read more »

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The federal government is spending $1.6 billion over 10 years to take university research across the ‘valley of death’ to commercialisation

- April 5, 2022 4 MIN READ

The federal government is investing $2.2 billion for university research commercialisation which would place “university innovation and industry collaboration front and centre of Australia’s economic recovery.” Part of this funding includes $1.6 billion over ten years for Australia’s Economic Accelerator – a new competitive funding program to help university projects bridge the so-called “valley of… Read more »