A quantum computer may have solved a problem in minutes that would take the fastest conventional supercomputer more than 10,000 years. A draft of a paper by Google researchers laying out the achievement leaked in recent days, setting off an avalanche of news coverage and speculation.
Medical technology developer LBT Innovations (ASX: LBT) has won European CE mark certification for its APAS Independence laboratory instrument, allowing sale in all European countries. The company has identified 130 priority customers among laboratories in Europe, and will follow its successful strategy of placing its instruments with the laboratories for performance evaluation. APAS is an…
Australian artificial intelligence company Stealth Technologies and control technology giant Honeywell have joined forces to develop a range of robotic autonomous vehicles. Honeywell has paid Stealth an initial $100,000 and will jointly develop mobile robots the companies believe offer a rapid payback. The vehicles will form the basis of navigation services ranging from inspection, transportation…
The idea of robots taking our jobs is not radically new.
CSIRO, University of Queensland, Australian National University and Charles Darwin University have announced a partnership on a five-year, $5.75 million Responsible Innovation Initiative, aimed at addressing challenges presented by scientific and technological change.
It’s time for Australia to commit to the kind of future it wants: CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2019
Australia’s future prosperity is at risk unless we take bold action and commit to long-term thinking.
Last month I learned a lot about manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in Australia. I thought I would use this opportunity to share my observations around National Manufacturing Week.
How many times in the past week do you think your life was affected by a robot? Unless you have a robot vacuum cleaner, you might say that robots had no real impact on your life. But you’re wrong.
Science fiction didn’t do a great job in preparing us for our first real encounters with AI. Rather than a walking, thinking C-3PO from the movies, the current iteration of AI is quite different. With modern AI, all the “thinking” gets done in the cloud, and the algorithms are not tied to the identity of…