Media and Impact – Issue 6
June felt like the busiest month so far in 2018, for Data61 – below are some highlights:
Stefan Hajkowicz, from Data61’s Strategic Insights team, gave a great presentation at Vivid Sydney, and also did a series of interviews with us around his talk, which focused on ‘Digital Megatrends’ over the next few decades in Australia. Watch the talk and interviews in the Youtube playlist below.
Also at Vivid Sydney, Data61 contributed to the data visualisation work underpinning a popular and engaging installation at Circular Quay, highlighting our work fighting common and dangerous diseases:
CSIRO’s Data61 won some significant accolades at state-level iAwards too, with Stefan Hrabar’s Hovermap project taking out a Queensland award in the ‘Industrial and Primary Industries’ category, and our TerriaJS project awarded a Merit in the Public Sector and Government Markets ACT iAwards.
Data61’s CEO Adrian Turner was interviewed on ABC’s The Business, speaking with Alicia Barry about Australia’s unique capabilities, and we shouldn’t be trying to emulate Silicon Valley:
Dr Fang Chen spoke at TEDxSydney, about artificial intelligence human control, which you can re-watch here.
“Privacy Commons will help companies think about user privacy before offering services. It will also help solve the problem of communication about privacy in the same way that Creative Commons is solving the problems of licensing for humans and computers. Similar ideas have been discussed in the past, such as Mozilla. We need to revisit those thoughts in the contemporary context of the GDPR”Finally, we published a new post on the CSIRO blog, CSIROscope, about our sensor and robotics work in the Amazon rainforest, and the results of a recent trip deep in the depths of the jungle. Read it here.