Spiral Blue edge computer proven in space

Edge computer manufacturer Spiral Blue has announced what it calls a major breakthrough in the field of space-based Earth observation (EO). The company released operational data from successfully running proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in space, ‘opening up new horizons for AI-powered advancements in monitoring and understanding our planet’. This comes after making history in…

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Australia a no-show among world’s most innovative countries

Since 2000, global investment in research and development (R&D) has tripled to $2.4 trillion and, as Australia’s innovation effort has faltered, the top countries just keep on going further and further ahead. The infographic, from Visual Capitalist, ranks the world’s most innovative economies using data from the UN’s WIPO Global Innovation Index. What Defines an…

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Senator Fawcett grills bureaucrats and governments on defence procurement

By Peter Roberts Occasionally a Senator provides a powerful demonstration of the value of Senate Estimates hearings to lay bare the inconsistencies and contradictions that prevent governments from achieving their aims. Last week we witnessed just such a seminal performance by South Australian Liberal Senator David Fawcett who calmly and methodically uncovered the gulf between…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Infrabuild to the rescue as loan bolsters GFG Alliance UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has again relied on his successful Australian steel businesses to bolster his GFG Alliance group’s finances, with steel manufacturer and distributor Infrabuild confirming a new…

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