Facebook won’t halt cryptocurrency
Some United States lawmakers have demanded Facebook halt its plans to launch a digital currency during two days of hearings in Washington, but the company has refused and says it will not launch it as a limited pilot project first either.
World Economic Forum announces 2019 Technology Pioneers
The World Economic Forum has announced the companies it has selected as this years’ Technology Pioneers, with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning across a range of industries.
The future of horticulture
On 24 June, the Centre for Digital Enterprise team attended the ‘Future of Horticulture 2019’ event hosted by the Australian Society of Horticulture Science. We heard about a variety of aspects relating to the future of horticulture in Australia, including innovation, precision agriculture and engaging with the next generation.
Robots won’t take our jobs says Deloitte
Deloitte’s new report ‘The path to prosperity: Why the future of work is human’, has busted myths about the future of work and found there is no reason for people to be anxious. People are still central to the future of work and while technology is changing what we do, it isn’t a substitute for people.
High density olive groves on display at SuniTAFE Smart Farm
Agromillora, a world leader in the production of fruit and olive trees, recently hosted a Field Day at SuniTAFE’s Smart Farm, demonstrating its Super High Density olive system that results in a higher quality of harvest.
Your phone could soon detect skin cancer
It’s long been argued that emerging technologies will have the biggest impact in the health sector and this proving true with the development of world-first technology that has the potential to turn every smart phone into a skin cancer detector.
Audit reveals cyber-security weaknesses in Victoria’s health sector
Victoria’s Auditor-General has exposed weaknesses in Victoria’s health sector by successfully hacking into the IT systems of some of the state’s biggest hospitals.
Soon we might have the Royal Drone Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is investigating the possibility of integrating drones into its operations to help improve medical services for people living in outback Queensland.
Businesses need to do more to prepare for the digital future
RMIT University research has been used in a new report by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research that found businesses need to be more proactive in preparing their workforce for a digital future.
People’s behaviour changes in VR
Research by the University of British Columbia has found that people respond differently psychologically in virtual reality compared to how they respond in real life.
Cybersecurity gets investment pledge
Cybersecurity has been brought to the forefront of the federal election, with the Liberals pledging $156 million to build a cyber workforce and protect Australian’s from the risk of cyber-attacks.
Budget addresses digital skills
Australia’s 2019-2020 budget has been released, promising investment to boost digital skills to ensure Australians are prepared for careers in the digital age.