Stories by Rohan Pearce


UBank eyes potential voice interfaces for AI chatbot

NAB’s UBank is experimenting with new interfaces for its online RoboChat service, with Facebook Messenger, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home all considered potential front-ends for the chatbot, according to Jeremy Hubbard, the bank’s head of digital and technology.

IAG appoints chief digital officer

News Corp Australia’s chief product officer, digital, Mark Drasutis will join IAG as its chief digital officer, the insurer has announced.

IAM platform delivers efficiencies for TAL

Having streamlined the on-boarding and off-boarding of its internal workforce, life insurer TAL is now preparing to use its identity access management platform to help proactively address compliance requirements across the organisation.

US law enforcement takes down site hosting Medicare data sale

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Dutch National Police, and Europol have cracked down on darknet markets, shutting down two of the major Tor-concealed marketplaces for illegal goods and services: Hansa and AlphaBay.

Labor seeks access to NBN’s speed database

Shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland has filed a freedom of information request seeking access to NBN’s database of estimated theoretical maximum speeds for households.

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