SpaceCows: Using AI to tackle feral herds in the top end of Australia

Adapting the most advanced technologies. CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and Microsoft will develop an artificial intelligence and space technology-powered digital twin — a virtual replica of the landscape — to help Indigenous rangers manage feral herds on their land in Northern Australia. Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a…

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Building resilient telecommunications infrastructure

Recommendations on the potential impacts of embers, radiation and flame on and around telco equipment. Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Optus have released findings of a joint nationwide project to improve bushfire resilience of critical telecommunications. The research analysed where there is risk of damage to the network and…

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CSIRO aims to collate disparate digital transformation projects

Australia’s national science agency needs someone bring it all together. The CSIRO is currently looking for a Digital Transformation Strategist to work with IM&T, Data61 and BUs to bring together a CSIRO Digital Strategy. Digital Transformation of CSIRO’s scientific inquiry is critical for its future leadership and relevance on the world…

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Reasons Australian businesses miss out on tech innovation

CSIRO report finds there are still fundamental barriers to innovation adoption. Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO latest report finds has identified five key barriers to realising value from innovation as well as suggesting several solutions. The findings are based on interviews with private and public sector leaders and extensive analysis…

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Former IT contractor sentenced to jail for cryptocurrency mining

Australian used Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s servers and supercomputers. A 34-year-old man from Sydney Australia, has been sentenced for using the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) servers and supercomputers to carry out cryptocurrency mining. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) Cybercrime Operations launched an investigation after CSIRO…

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Australia’s national science centre processes one trillion data points

AI-based platform used to help pinpoint the location of diseases causing genes. Researchers from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has processed one trillion points of genomic data through VariantSpark, an artificial intelligence-based platform, which can help pinpoint the location of specific disease-causing genes in the human genome. The human genome…

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AI and digital tech to transform CSIRO’s digital landscape

Microsoft set to boost Australia’s national science agency with more tech. Artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies will be harnessed to tackle global challenges including illegal fishing and plastic waste, and to boost farming as part of a partnership between Australia’s national science agency — CSIRO, and Microsoft. The…

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