Westpac expands digital gambling block to include additional debit cardholders

St George, BankSA, and Bank of Melbourne debit cardholders can now apply an instant block on gambling-related transactions.

01 October 2021, zdnet.com

New Bill seeks to expand government digital identity schemes to states and private sector

Unlike current schemes, the Bill's proposed schemes would be open to federal government, state and territory governments, and ASIC-registered companies.

01 October 2021, zdnet.com

Honda prepping AI robots, inter-city electric air travel and lunar technology for 2030

Honda announced a range of efforts for the coming decade that include travel to the Moon and AI-powered robots.

30 September 2021, zdnet.com

Using deep generative radar models to predict rainfall over following 90 minutes

A team of researchers at Google's DeepMind, working with a group at the U.K.s Met Office, has applied their knowledge of deep learning methods to the science of "nowcasting"—predicting whether it will rain in a given place in the following two hours. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes applying deep learning to weather forecasting and how well the system compared to traditional tools.

30 September 2021, techxplore.com

Crunchbase: Black entrepreneurs received just 1.2% of record $137 billion invested in US startups in first...

Women-only founded companies received only 2% of US venture capital dollars invested in the first half of 2021.

30 September 2021, zdnet.com

An autonomous robot may have already killed people—here's how the weapons could be more destabilizing than nukes

Autonomous weapon systems—commonly known as killer robots—may have killed human beings for the first time ever last year, according to a recent United Nations Security Council report on the Libyan civil war. History could well identify this as the starting point of the next major arms race, one that has the potential to be humanity's final one.

30 September 2021, techxplore.com

Improving machine learning for materials design

A new approach can train a machine learning model to predict the properties of a material using only data obtained through simple measurements, saving time and money compared with those currently used. It was designed by researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Asahi KASEI Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals, and Sumitomo Chemical Co and reported in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials: Methods.

30 September 2021, techxplore.com

The tech company that claims it can stop employees from quitting

Can it be that all it takes to keep employees happy is clever software? This company claims its software works 97% of the time.

30 September 2021, zdnet.com

Terrestrial GPS flies through trials

Our global positioning infrastructure is old and vulnerable. Now the race for redundancy is underway.

30 September 2021, zdnet.com

AI can predict if it will rain in two hours' time

The forecasting system can predict the weather with about 89% accuracy.

30 September 2021, bbc.com

Google’s MUM will start adding more context to searches

Google is getting a little help from its MUM (Multitask Unified Model) to add more context to search results.

30 September 2021, artificialintelligence-news.com

AI May Predict the Next High-Risk Virus To Jump From Animals to Humans

Most emerging infectious diseases of humans (like COVID-19) are zoonotic – caused by viruses originating from other animal species. Identifying high-risk viruses earlier can improve research and surveillance priorities. A study published in PLOS Biol

30 September 2021, scitechdaily.com

Soon Your Google Searches Can Combine Text and Images

With the help of AI, you’ll be able to take a picture of a shirt, then ask Google to find socks with the same pattern.

30 September 2021, wired.com

Samsung to offer car digital key service on Galaxy Z Fold 3 for Genesis GV60

Using ultra-wide band technology, the latest Galaxy phones can now be used as a digital key to open and lock car doors.

30 September 2021, zdnet.com

Legal framework for artificial intelligence advances in Brazil

Congress passed a bill that outlines guidelines for public policies and principles to be followed by companies, which now needs to be voted by the Senate.

30 September 2021, zdnet.com

US and EU to cooperate on tech standards, supply chain security and tech development

The new US-EU Trade and Technology Council aims to keep an eye on how sensitive technologies are used.

30 September 2021, zdnet.com

How a committed minority can change society

How do social conventions change? Robotic engineers and marketing scientists joined forces to study this phenomenon, combining online experiments and statistical analysis into a mathematical model that shows how a committed minority can influence the majority to overturn long-standing practices.

30 September 2021, sciencedaily.com

Do I need a brolly? Google uses AI to try to improve two-hour rain forecasts

‘Precipitation nowcasting’ is attempt to predict weather more accurately in short term

29 September 2021, theguardian.com

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