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Public cloud provider Amazon Web Services is partnering with governments and NGOs to apply cloud technology to human trafficking, terrorism and famine. Under AWS’s “Tech For Good” initiative, solutions have been developed to scan the dark web for images of missing children, monitor terrorists and identify the conditions that lead

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De-identifying data isn’t necessarily enough to protect the privacy of individuals, according to NSW’s Chief Data Scientist. “Anonymising data is one of the most challenging issues we face today. You can’t just strip names out. In many cases when data sets are combined, it becomes possible to re-identify individuals by

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will soon announce the kinds of information it will collect in the next national census in 2021. If international trends are a guide, “big data” will comprise a growing part of ABS data collection and analysis. This may promise greater timeliness and efficiency compared

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Data science has boomed over the past decade, following advances in mathematics, computing capability, and data storage. Australia’s Industry 4.0 taskforce is busy exploring ways to improve the Australian economy with tools such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. But while data science offers the potential to

Digital transformation projects are failing in Australia because organisations haven’t linked their data strategy to business outcomes, according to Chris Drieberg, director of pre-sales and CTO for Hitachi Vantara ANZ. Worse still, Drieberg says, the digital infrastructure being built today may prove fundamentally inadequate very soon. “Most of [our customers]

Data and analytics have enormous potential to improve public policy and services by helping governments focus their resources in the areas where they will be most effective. However the risk of deploying machine learning systems which unfairly impact humans lives, because they’ve inherited biases from their human designers, means a

The data from organisations such as McKinsey and Company and MIT is clear: companies that let data drive their decision-making make more money. Indeed, data-driven decision-making has repeatably been linked to better business performance across revenue, profit, or return on equity. Small wonder then that Which-50 is seeing increased investment

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As society trusts more of its operations to autonomous systems, increasingly companies are making it a requirement that humans can understand how exactly a machine has reached a certain conclusion. The research efforts behind Explainable AI (XAI) are gaining traction as technology giants like Microsoft, Google and IBM, agree that

The application of AI and deep learning can improve the results of IVF treatment by up to 50 per cent, according to Life Whisper, an Adelaide-based startup which provides an image diagnostics platform to assist doctors identify viable embryos. “It’s a huge accuracy uplift in picking the best embryos,” says

The city of Las Vegas is exploring ways to charge autonomous vehicles for pulling up alongside a curb to make deliveries. Michael Sherwood, director of innovation and technology for the City of Las Vegas, said his team is testing out camera technology and has a “mini-RFP out” to explore how