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The CSIRO’s digital arm Data61 today provided an update on its data privacy tool that uses AI to help share important datasets publicly in a safer way.  Still under development, it is already being used by the NSW government to analyse COVID-19 spread information, domestic violence data collected during the

Technology professional group the Australian Computer Society today announced Rupert Grayston as interim CEO as a search for a permanent CEO continues amid reports of an attempted leadership spill. Grayston (pictured above) replaces longtime CEO Andrew Johnson who announced his resignation in July after six years at the helm including

Business and technology industry groups welcomed Tuesday night’s historic budget but the public sector union is lamenting another missed opportunity to build internal ICT capacity.  The budget included a swathe of announcements for funding of technology initiatives in the Australian Public Service and support for businesses as part of a

Automation will displace one in five Australian workers in the next 15 years, according to research from a leading ICT group which argues significantly more re-skilling and investment is needed to save jobs and grow the economy. The Australian Computer Society commissioned Faethm, a local AI firm, to apply it

ACS, the peak body for Australia’s technology professionals, has launched a new artificial intelligence hub from its Docklands, Melbourne premises. “AI is not yet, and unlikely to be for some time, a push button technology. Our intent in creating this Artificial Intelligence Hub is to focus on building capacity and

Chinese companies and researchers now own two thirds of all machine learning patents, according to a new report from IP Australia, the government agency responsible for local filings. Australia has filed just 0.16 per cent of the global total, according to the Machine Learning Innovation report, prepared in conjunction with

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, is launching a new early-stage tech investment fund. The fund, announced by ACS President Yohan Ramasundara at the Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit in Melbourne this week, will kick off with a $5 million investment from the ACS with a call for other

River City Labs

Pauline Fetaui has been appointed the General Manager of River City Labs, the Brisbane-based accelerator owned by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Fetaui joins ACS after running her own startup called CheeHoo, a virtual personal assistant app. Along with building CheeHoo, Fetaui has extensive experience in the finance, IT and

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, has appointed Siobhan Casey (nee Hayden) as Director of Scale Up and Innovation Labs. In her new role Casey will oversee the growth and commercialisation of River City Labs in Brisbane, Harbour City Labs in Sydney and Bay City Labs in Melbourne.

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With economic growth rates slowing to 18 year lows the federal government has pledged to overhaul its skilled migration system beginning with a review of the eligible occupation lists. Any changes won’t take effect until March 2020, and the focus will be on regional areas. The tech sector meanwhile is