State and territory leaders have agreed with federal government plans to establish a national facial biometric matching capability, which will bring together passport, visa, citizenship and driver licence images into a single database.
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The government will release a Digital Economy Strategy early next year “to seize the benefits of digital transformation and secure Australian jobs into the future”.
A radical new chip design invented by engineers at the UNSW-based Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) promises to make the manufacture of silicon-based quantum computers dramatically cheaper and easier than was previously thought possible.
Canberra Data Centres (CDC) has started construction on a 20MW data centre in Fyshwick, Canberra.
The UK government has opened an inquiry into artificial intelligence that will assess the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in the field.
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