Bringing the NBN up to speed

Analysis by Peter Roberts It is hard to believe but after tens of billions of dollars spent, Australia heads towards 2020 with slow internet speeds that are going to affect the country’s economic future. New figures released in the Speedtest Global Index show Australia comes in at number 55 globally in terms of internet speed,…

Smart cities packed with manufacturing opportunity

With the world already 50 per cent urbanised business opportunities abound by meeting the needs of city hotbeds of growth and innovation. But the rise of smart, connected cities has added new layers of opportunity for agile engineers, manufacturers and service providers. From green buildings and building monitoring and management to wi-fi, data analytics, energy…

Game changing digitial business technologies for 2019

A massive 40 per cent of top technology executives rate artificial intelligence (AI) as the top-game changing technology of our times, according to a survey by Gartner research. Gartner surveyed chief information officers (CIOs) of top performing companies and AI came out on top, followed by data and analytics, cloud and digital transformation. With a…

Brain scanner manufacturer EMvision lists on ASX

EMvision Medical Devices (ASX: EMV) has successfully listed on the Australian stock exchange following an over-subscribed IPO that raised $6 million. The company, which makes a new type of non-invasive brain scanner to detect stroke, will use the funds to continue human trials and refine its prototypes intended to be carried in ambulances by first…

CSIRO invests in the industrial future.

Government research group CSIRO is investing $35 million in forward-looking research in space technology and artificial intelligence. The investment will include the development of advanced imaging of Earth from satellites, in addition to cutting-edge data science to support the growth of AI technology. The investment is part of CSIRO’s Future Science Platforms which aims to…

Augmented reality making inroads into creative manufacturing.

Augmented Reality often seems like a gimmick but one company has shown how a very simple application can make a difference in design and manufacturing. UAP Company, a global creative business that works with artists to manufacture their imaginings, released this video of how AR is fast-tracking fabrication in its Brisbane workshop. The project, a…