Why all smartphones are adding artificial intelligence

12 June

Artificial intelligence technology that can fix photos, correct messages and organise meetings is being tipped as the killer smartphone app after Apple became the latest tech giant to introduce the tools to millions of handsets. But experts warned...[Read More]

Four popular training courses facing critical AI risk

12 June

Four work training courses in high demand have been identified as being at the greatest risk of disruption from artificial intelligence technology in an analysis one government agency says requires urgent action. The vocational training courses in...[Read More]

Tips to cut down on household energy consumption

6 June

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Australia urged to balance social media playing field

6 June

The news landscape has become the “canary in the coalmine” as social media giants stretch the limits of regulation, prompting a media executive to call for a new legal regime. Social media platforms including Facebook and X, formerly Twitter,...[Read More]

Medibank could face $21.5 trillion fine over data theft

5 June

Medibank could face trillions of dollars in fines after the Australian Information Commissioner launched legal action over a major data breach. The 2022 cybersecurity incident that affected 9.7 million Medibank and Ahm customers saw hackers steal...[Read More]

Alleged hack of tickets giant could expose credit data

29 May

A hacker group is allegedly attempting to sell millions of people’s data, potentially including Australians, after hacking a ticketing giant. Online posts purporting to be from a hacking group known as ShinyHunters is advertising the sale of 560...[Read More]

Ancient ‘echidnapus’ evidence of ‘age of monotremes’

29 May

Ancient bones found in opal fields have given scientists a first-ever insight into a “civilisation” of echidna and platypus-like creatures that roamed Australia 100 million years ago. The opalised jaws, unearthed in the NSW outback town of...[Read More]

Premiers unite in call for social media bans for kids

23 May

Millions of Australian children could be barred from using social media platforms under age-limit changes floated by state premiers who want bolstered protections for young people against online harm. The leaders of NSW, Queensland and Victoria...[Read More]

Breast tissue ‘breakthrough’ to aid cancer research

22 May

Researchers say they have managed to keep breast cancer tissue viable for at least a week outside of the human body, paving the way for enhanced cancer treatments. A new study, funded by the Prevent Breast Cancer charity, found breast tissue could...[Read More]

Internet age limits and online harm targeted in budget

16 May

Millions of dollars will be spent protecting children from harmful online content, fighting evolving online threats, and warning about gambling features hidden inside video games. The federal budget measures come in addition to investments in...[Read More]

Budget reveals plans to generate AI rules, restrictions

15 May

Australia will take another step towards banning the high-risk use of artificial intelligence technology in fields such as healthcare and copyright material after a $39 million funding boost. The government revealed a series of measures involving AI...[Read More]

Researchers cheer quantum leap on silicon breakthrough

8 May

Quantum computers are a step closer after a breakthrough in ultra-pure silicon that will make systems more stable and errors less likely, a team of Australian and British researchers say. Prototypes for quantum computing have been developed around...[Read More]

Telstra’s 3G shutdown delayed over triple zero concerns

8 May

Telstra has delayed the shutdown of its 3G network over concerns it may stop thousands of customers making emergency calls. The national telco postponed the network switch to August 31 – two months later than planned – to give customers more...[Read More]

Progress on scams but social media urged to do more

2 May

Australia is finally making inroads on scam losses yet the battleground is shifting, with social media grifts an increasingly frequent and costly problem. While the nation recorded its first annual fall in losses to fraudsters in seven years, based...[Read More]

Australians distrust use of AI in news content

2 May

Australians distrust news articles that have been written by generative artificial intelligence even as media companies increasingly turn to the emerging technology. Generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology first burst into the Australian...[Read More]