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The question of whether technology is good or bad depends on how it’s developed and used. Nowhere is that more topical than in technologies using artificial intelligence. When developed and used appropriately, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we live, work, communicate and travel. New AI-enabled

Digital platforms provide a host of challenges for governments. Questions about how to best protect privacy, democracy, and speech online become more pressing every year. But policies that affect online platforms also affect international trade. Many Australian small businesses rely on digital platforms to stay on par with their international

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The Australian political digital infrastructure is a target in an ongoing nation state cyber competition which falls just below the threshold of open conflict. Today Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a statement to parliament, saying: The Australian Cyber Security Centre recently identified a malicious intrusion into the Australian Parliament House

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In Germany this week, the legal limbo that defines cyberspace around the world was on full display. The country’s Federal Office for IT Safety (BSI for its German initials) had been tracking a cyber attack targeting some of the country’s parliamentarians since early December. It ultimately led to the public

Debates about cyber security in Australia over the past few weeks have largely centred around the passing of the government’s controversial Assistance and Access bill. But while government access to encrypted messages is an important subject, protecting Australia from threat could depend more on the task of developing a solid

2018 has been a big year for video games – and not just because of the games that were released. We’ve seen broken revenue records, burgeoning discussions about the labour that goes into producing games, and a crack-down on predatory practices that squeeze more dollars out of players. Meanwhile, eSports

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Nearly 170 years before the invention of Bitcoin, the journalist Charles Mackay noted the way whole communities could “fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit”. Millions of people, he wrote, “become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught

High-tech companies and venture capitalists have been striving to break into the transport and mobility market. Between 2016 and 2018, venture capital investment in urban technology surpassed that of many other areas, including pharmaceuticals and artificial intelligence. Almost 70 per cent of this investment was in mobility. There are many

Cyber crime is a threat to every organisation that operates internet-connected devices. It’s highly profitable, highly disruptive, and hard to police due to the transnational nature of cyberspace. Incidences of cyber crime might include fraud, identity theft or privacy breaches, which can have a high personal impact. Ransomware, which locks

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) represents a new way of thinking about about transport. It has the potential to be the most significant innovation in transport since the advent of the automobile. In a move away from dependence on privately owned cars or multiple transport apps, MaaS combines mobility services