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Australian scientists have shown artificial intelligence can exploit vulnerabilities in a person’s habits to influence their decision making.  According to the researchers involved, the study shows the need to further investigate the ethical consequences of the technology, which is already widely used, rarely regulated and has inconsistent governance in the

Australian scientists today revealed their bushfire modelling and prediction program to be used by fire and emergency services agencies across the country starting next summer. Developed by the CSIRO in response to the government’s request for ways to improve climate and disaster “resilience” following the Black Summer bushfires a year

It’s estimated about two million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans from rivers each year. But our waterways aren’t just conveyor belts transporting land waste to the oceans: they also capture and retain litter. Currently, the most common method for monitoring litter relies on humans conducting on-ground visual counts. This

Underground mapping drones and autonomous security robots are among some of the new technologies being shared with Australian SMEs as part of a COVID recovery program launched today by Australia’s science agency. The CSIRO is sharing some of its more easily adoptable, translatable and reasonably priced automation technologies with its

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Digital transformation is one of five “megatrends” reshaping the global COVID recovery, according to Australia’s trade and science agencies, which argue the country needs to “make scientific and technological leaps” to take advantage of them. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted huge human loss, disrupted global supply chains, and crippled Australia’s

Australia’s top scientists are using machine learning and camera sensor technologies to automatically identify items of rubbish in rivers, as part of an ongoing project to reduce the 67 million tonnes of waste Australia produces each year. By understanding where and when plastic waste enters rivers, the CSIRO hopes to

Australia’s top scientists will use data from the National Broadband Network to assess and  accelerate digital transformations across several industries. NBN CO and the CSIRO today announced a new partnership for several research projects, beginning with an examination of Australians’ use of digital channels during the pandemic. Initially the CSIRO’s

Local plant-based meat startup v2food this week announced the addition of Professor Martin Cole as its new Chief Scientific Advisor.  Cole has held senior positions at CSIRO, the University of Adelaide, Food Standards ANZ and the United Nations, and will oversee v2food’s research and development of its range of plant-based

Leading global food and agribusiness bank Rabobank has rolled out technology that enables virtual rural property valuations from CSIRO-backed start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) in Australia. The Rural Valuations Hub, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product is helping Rabobank deliver consistent, efficient and independent property appraisals. It provides comprehensive information enabling the

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,