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auDA Foundation awards 15 grants for digital inclusion projects
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internet
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online safety
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digital inclusion
The auDA Foundation issues 15 grants, each worth $40,000, for projects enhancing digital inclusion and innovation targeting various demographics, including rural communities, people with disabilities, and Indigenous Australians.
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LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers opens applications for AI-focused 2024 programme
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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partner programmes
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monash university
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6clicks
Australia's first legal tech accelerator, LawTech Hub by Lander and Rogers, opens applications for its AI-focused 2024 cohort.
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Aussie IT firm warns of high cybercrime risk during festive season
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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malware
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martech
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commerce systems
Aussie IT firm CMTG warns of potential cybercrime increase during Christmas season due to rising online shopping habits.
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Monash University and CSIRO create quantum-secure online transaction algorithm
Wed, 15th Nov 2023
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encryption
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
CSIRO, in association with Monash University, creates 'LaV', a quantum-secure algorithm enhancing online transactions.
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Fortinet & NAB host Cyber Codefest in Melbourne to bolster cybersecurity skills
Wed, 1st Nov 2023
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firewall
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microsoft
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breach prevention
Fortinet and NAB host second annual Cyber Codefest in Melbourne, aiming to narrow the cybersecurity skills gap.
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Tech investor Alan Jones joins Third Hemisphere as Tech & Investments Director
Fri, 3rd Mar 2023
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intel
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moonshot
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ibm
Alan Jones, renowned tech investor and founder of M8 Ventures, joins Third Hemisphere as Tech and Investments Director to advise a growing list of clients.
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Smartphone addiction endangering health - study
Tue, 5th Jan 2021
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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nomophobia
Young people aged 18 to 25 had the highest level of nomophobia and males were almost twice as likely to engage in dangerous use than females.
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Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Tue, 10th Nov 2020
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it in healthcare
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google
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fitbit
Monash Business School aims to halt Google's acquisition of Fitbit, claiming it could monetise health data from 28 million users.
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Researchers create algorithm to uncover deepfakes
Sat, 31st Oct 2020
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ml
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web development
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ai
The researchers have trained machine learning algorithms to detect deepfake videos based on the dissimilarity in patterns between the audio and visual cues.
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Aussies supportive, but sketchy, about role of AI in society
Fri, 4th Sep 2020
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ai
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monash university
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australian
Australians positive about AI but have doubts about privacy and job security, says study from Monash University.
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Monash University and collaborators bring learning analytics to life
Tue, 14th Jul 2020
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bi
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big data
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edutech
Monash Univ. unveils new learning analytics model to refine edtech, fostering self-regulated learning.
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Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Tue, 26th May 2020
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surveillance
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biometrics
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cybersecurity
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
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Global lockdowns put pressure on internet infrastructure
Fri, 27th Mar 2020
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wfh
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e-learning
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remote working
COVID lockdowns test global net; Monash team's 'Pressure Map' reveals strain on infrastructure.
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AI tech to bolster suicide prevention efforts in Australia
Mon, 17th Feb 2020
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it automation
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it in healthcare
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ai
New project will utilise artificial intelligence to streamline clinical records to better inform responses to suicide prevention.
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Monash University brings power to the people through video project
Thu, 6th Feb 2020
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video
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community
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monash university
Monash University unveils Indaba, a tool boosting rural voices via video, created with the IFRC.
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Monash University to launch centre for blockchain research
Wed, 27th Nov 2019
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fintech
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blockchain
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micro-credentials
From fintech to supply chain management, the MBTC will develop secure foundations for this technology, and demonstrate its usability and practical outcomes.
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Melbourne uni researchers at the forefront of forensics technology
Wed, 9th Oct 2019
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ml
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vr
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ai
Monash Uni innovates bullet tracking tech, aiding forensic probes.
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Monash University researchers scour dark web to understand cybercrime
Wed, 28th Mar 2018
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dark web
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cybersecurity
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cybercrime
IT researchers at Monash University have exposed activity on the dark web that could spell the end for some cybercriminals.
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Minister welcomes Canberra's new $12m R&D co-working space
Tue, 5th Dec 2017
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collaboration
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r&d
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monash university
Leidos Australia opens new co-working facility in Canberra, creating over 20 jobs, with research agreements signed with two universities.
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The Amazon effect: Kiwi retailers spooked by commerce giants
Tue, 10th Oct 2017
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amazon
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massey university
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retail
Kiwi retailers face stiff challenge as 'Amazon effect' dents business confidence and sparks GST fairness debate.
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Australia's largest uni teams up with Red Hat to optimise storage space
Wed, 1st Feb 2017
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open source
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red hat
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eresearch
Red Hat and Monash University have partnered to implement a large-scale multi-petabyte deployment using Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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Monash University targets 100Gb/s OpenStack cloud
Tue, 3rd Nov 2015
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bi
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big data
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cloud services
Monash University has is aiming for the world's first 100Gb/s end-to-end OpenStack cloud network after a new deal with Mellanox.