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A day in the life of three Data61 Vacation Studentship participants
Over the past 8-12 weeks, our Undergraduate Vacation Studentship participants have been immersed in real projects with real impact, supervised by some of Australia’s leading science and tech experts. From thwarting hackers to designing mixed reality experiences, the projects underway are as diverse as the rapidly expanding skillsets of this impressive bunch.
Insights from prestigious NeurIPS machine learning conference
Papers covered a range of topics, from using deep reinforcement learning to prove theorems from scratch, to deep learning and model selection. Read on to learn more about each paper accepted to the conference.
Meet Prof Didar Zowghi, Software Engineer for AI and AI Diversity and Inclusiveness
Introducing Prof Didar Zowghi, CSIRO's Data61's newly appointed Software Engineering for AI Lead. A leader in human-centric technology design and a renowned information technology educator, Professor Zowghi joins Data61 in January from the University of Technology. Here, she shares her career journey and highlights, goals for her new role, AI insights, and advice on pursuing a career in tech.
The latest phishing tricks and how to identify and avoid them
Are you confident you can tell a real email from a fake one? Often taking the form of an email from work, a retailer, or even a business client, phishing scams have cost Aussies $3.8 million this year, and they're not as easy to spot as you think they are.
Meet Stela Solar, Director of the National AI Centre
Meet Stela Solar, our new Director of the National AI Centre. Stela is returning from her position as Global Director – Artificial Intelligence Solution Sales and Strategy at Microsoft in the US to lead the National AI Centre.
How team CSIRO’s Data61 won silver at the ‘Robot Olympics’
Here, Team Leader of team CSIRO’s Data61 and Group Leader of Data61’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group Dr Navinda Kottege shares a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques, strategies, and technology the team employed during the Challenge.
How SMEs can harness the power of AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) can affect and benefit SMEs in two ways: by altering their business environment and making the conditions they do business in easier, and by helping them to change their business models and practices, leading to increased productivity and outreach, and to scale up their operations.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Prof Sally Cripps
Prof Sally Cripps heralds the dawn of a ‘new era’ for data science, moving beyond prediction to demonstrating causality. Here, the newly appointed Research Director of our Analytics and Decision Sciences program talks about what attracted her to Data61, the projects she’s most proud of, and what she’s currently working on.
The platform our scientists used to reveal insights into SARS-CoV-2’s behaviour
A team led by Professor Sean O’Donoghue, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and CSIRO’s Data61, has produced a resource that can assist researchers with collaboration – and also with the virus’s invisibility. They’ve recently published a paper in Molecular Systems Biology detailing what they’ve done.
How Australia becomes a global leader in digital innovation
It’s easy to be pessimistic when the latest global rankings on innovation come out, but we actually have a lot to be positive about. When it comes to emerging digital technologies, Australia is performing rather well. Take artificial intelligence as an example.