Stories by Rebecca Merrett


Predicting people’s daily activities with deep learning

A new study has found that applying deep learning on photos taken continuously from a wearable camera can predict human behaviours and may even help in the fight against chronic diseases.

Written by Rebecca Merrett08 Oct. 15 08:00

CIOs don't like dealing with personnel and skills issues

Managing IT staff and their skills is a key part of a CIO's role, but that doesn’t mean they enjoy doing it. Gartner's latest survey reveals this is one of the top “hates” for CIOs in their job.

Written by Rebecca Merrett07 Oct. 15 11:23

CSIRO gets on top of service delivery with new tool

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has taken an ad hoc, complex service delivery process and turned it into a fast, simple model.

Written by Rebecca Merrett06 Oct. 15 10:52

Australia signs Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia, along with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, has signed the world’s largest free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which lays out the rules for trade and investment among the countries.

Written by Rebecca Merrett06 Oct. 15 10:28

Will machine learning become part of our everyday lives?

Machine learning, schmine learning – it’s just going to be a part of our everyday lives. That’s what Amazon professor of machine learning at University of Washington and Dato founder, Carlos Guestrin, says about this artificial intelligence subfield.

Written by Rebecca Merrett28 Sept. 15 15:44

57% of world’s population can't access the Internet

Around 4.2 billion people or 57 per cent of the world's population do not have adequate access to the Internet, with the majority living in developing countries, a new report revealed.

Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Sept. 15 15:16

eWAY launches wearable payments app

Australian payments platform company, eWAY, has launched an app that let’s Apple Watch users accept payments through their smartwatch.

Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Sept. 15 12:06

CIOs: Offer CMOs your technology skills

CIOs need to stop trying to force CMOs to purchase technology through the IT department and focus on offering skills in purchasing and vendor management that marketers don't have, says Tourism Australia's CIO, Dave Rumsey.

Written by Rebecca Merrett16 Sept. 15 14:14

SeL4 gets the Boeing test

On 24 July 2015, Boeing tested Data61’s (formerly known as NICTA) seL4 – the “world’s most highly assured operating system” – on its autonomous Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) helicopter.

Written by Rebecca Merrett15 Sept. 15 08:48

Customers being duped on broadband speeds

Broadband customers purchasing a 100Mbps service through a particular retail service provider (RSP) may not have been receiving the service they paid for, according to an ACCC report.​​

Written by Rebecca Merrett11 Sept. 15 13:53

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