Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for Which-50.com and the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit. He has covered the impact of digital transformation on Australian businesses with a particular focus on the media, financial services and governments sectors. Joseph is also responsible for Which-50's multimedia products including the production of video, podcasts and animated graphics.

Google this week revealed a “carbon-intelligent computing platform” which optimises compute tasks in its data centres for times when renewable energy is more plentiful. The tech giant says the new software will help it achieve its goal of ‘24×7 carbon free energy’. Ana Radovanovic, Google’s technical lead for carbon-intelligent computing,

Australia’s privacy regulator has welcomed the federal court’s decision to progress its landmark case against Facebook for alleged serious and repeated interference with Australian users’ privacy. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has been granted leave to serve legal documents on US-based Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland. Register

Australia’s first artificial intelligence ethics consultancy launched in Sydney today, spearheaded by Dr Catriona Wallace. Ethical AI Advisory will guide public and private companies on how to incorporate AI ethics and human rights frameworks into their strategy and operations. Register now for Which-50’s Webinar: The role of the CMO at

The University of Sydney is using cloud computing and data sharing to accelerate genomics research into endangered species, including the Tasmanian Devil.  In a partnership with American public cloud giant Amazon Web Services announced this week, the university is expanding its genome research and making data available through the AWS

This is part two in Which-50’s COVID-19 Disruption Series, which examines how Australia’s digital infrastructure is coping with the society-wide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read part one here.   Demand for cloud computing in Australia is at an all time high as organisations move to remote work and learning

Cisco, an organisation which relies on more than 140,000 employees and partners, was forced to move its entire workforce to remote in a little over a week because of coronavirus. In more normal times that migration would be expected to take years, according to the company. During a virtual roundtable

Platform giants Facebook and Google will be forced to share advertising revenue with Australian media companies under a new mandatory code of conduct with binding penalties announced by the federal government today.  Australia joins France in being among the first countries to force the tech giants to directly pay for

Scientists, industry and governments in Australia agree the potential of artificial intelligence is profound and profitable, estimated to be worth AU$22.17 trillion to the global economy by 2030. But the enthusiasm carries with it caution about AI misuse or abuse. There are fears the technology could heighten and automate biases,

Australian fintech unicorn Airwallex today announced the close of its US$160 million Series D funding raise, including investment from the venture arms of ANZ bank and CRM giant Salesforce. Airwallex, a Melbourne-based fintech which allows companies to manage cross-border revenue and financing, says the new funds will be used to

Australia looks set to follow Singapore in introducing a “contact tracing” app to track coronavirus victims and the people they come in contact with, in the hope the app could eventually help ease lockdown measures. The federal government wants to introduce the app within a fortnight, with details to be