Government acts to make a safer AI future

The federal government is making efforts to ensure the growth of artificial intelligence technologies (AI) in Australia is safe and responsible with today’s release of two discussion papers. The papers are intended to begin a discussion to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place in relation critical AI technologies, according to Minister for Industry and Science…

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Maria Skyllas-Kazacos – an innovator we should all know better

By Peter Roberts Emeritus Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos (pictured) is a name few know, but we all should, as she is one of the most brilliant and somehow unappreciated innovators this country has ever produced. Ms Skyllas-Kazacos’s name re-emerged this morning with an announcement that she had joined a Technical Advisory Group of critical mineral processing…

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New material discovery for thermal imaging lenses

Researchers at Flinders University have discovered a new low-cost material that can be made into lenses for thermal imaging – opening the way to new advanced manufacturing applications for this powerful technology. Thermal and infrared imaging are used in many industries including defence, security and surveillance, medicine, electrical engineering, space exploration and autonomous vehicle operation.…

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Researchers develop titanium alloys for 3D printing

Scientists form the University of Sydney and RMIT have developed a new class of what they call ‘designer’ alloys made of titanium aimed at use in additive manufacturing processes. By integrating alloy and 3D printing process designs, the alloys hold promise for more sustainable high-performance alloys for applications in aerospace, biomedical, chemical engineering, space and…

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New report urges government to urgently save manufacturing, “Australia’s most endangered industry”

Australia’s dig & ship obsession, a report by climate tech startup Conry Tech released on Wednesday and tracking the Occupation (OCCP) and Industry (INDP) data from every Australian census since 2006, contends that “no Australian industry has shrunk more than manufacturing” over those years. Conry Tech was founded by Sam Ringwaldt and Ron Conry. The…

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