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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

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 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

Technology incubator, Stone & Chalk, is buying Ribit, a digital student job and internship matching platform that was set up by CSIRO’s Data61.  Ribit was launched by CSIRO in 2016 with funding support from the federal government. The platform connects STEM and digital students with Australian businesses to build the

You would thinking flying in a plane would be more dangerous than driving a car. In reality it’s much safer, partly because the aviation industry is heavily regulated. Airlines must stick to strict standards for safety, testing, training, policies and procedures, auditing and oversight. And when things do go wrong,

Australia’s energy sector is set to be shaken up by the same data portability regime currently disrupting the country’s banking industry. Built to empower consumers through access to their data, Australia’s Consumer Data Right brings with it new challenges and opportunities to a sector already in flux. Currently, a mix

Australia has lost its “cutting edge” in digital technology and innovation and is consequently missing out on hundreds of billions of dollars of economic growth and 200,000 jobs, according to the CSIRO.  The national science agency says to reclaim it the country needs to nearly double the digital innovation industries’

The CSIRO’s data and digital arm, Data61, today announced a research partnership with Australian cyber security company Penten to use artificial intelligence to create “cyber traps” and “decoys” as a cyber defence mechanism. Penten, a Canberra based company, will gain access to Data61’s AI expertise and begin researching “active defence”

The CSIRO’s specialist data and digital arm, Data61, will today launch its Mixed Reality Lab in Melbourne. The lab will allow the creation of “digital twins”, the virtual replicas of real life physical objects and systems used for improved production and innovation. Data61’s new Melbourne lab uses a system of