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Defects are not so much a technological problem as a sociological problem.

It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"

The lamp of experience... I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023 05:00:00 +1100
Sora Tanaka is a fitness-obsessed journalist. She also doesn’t exist
A furore over AI-generated content and fake journalists has sparked debate over the future of the media industry.
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Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:00:00 +1100
The self-serve is frustrating, but it’s not the biggest supermarket privacy concern
The cold, constant scrutiny of the self-serve sensors is uncomfortable, but does it increase the amount of data collection and surveillance at the supermarket?
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Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:42:28 +1100
The AI wars are heating up. This is why we should be worried
It’s hard not to be concerned as some of the biggest companies in the world race to be the kings of artificial intelligence. They can’t be trusted.
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Thu, 30 Nov 2023 12:58:19 +1100
Future ready: A look at HP’s latest tech
With hybrid work arrangements firmly established as the new normal, HP has launched a couple of solutions aimed at those of us who would like our tech to be as flexible as our bosses.
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Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:01:00 +1100
‘Google for wildlife sounds’: Australian conservation research gets an AI boost
A new platform will allow researchers to instantly match recordings of wildlife sounds to similar calls from around Australia.
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Mon, 27 Nov 2023 20:00:00 +1100
‘Sombre occasion’: X reprimanded after Voice referendum
Executives from X abruptly pulled out of Australian misinformation hearings, citing ill health. The company has had its status revoked.
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Mon, 27 Nov 2023 05:00:00 +1100
When OpenAI’s CEO was sacked I thought it was corporate trivia. Here’s why it’s not
Sam Altman thinks artificial intelligence will “end poverty”. First, his company must get past the in-fighting and present a united front amid growing fears of AI overreach.
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Mon, 27 Nov 2023 05:00:00 +1100
‘We’re flattered’: AI start-up welcomes Canva comparison
Leonardo’s young executives lay out their ambitions to grow into a billion-dollar business in their first Australian media interview.
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Sun, 26 Nov 2023 12:51:50 +1100
The M3 MacBook Pro is powerful, but predictable
If you need a lot of processing punch on the go, Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models are still the gold standard.
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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 09:25:57 +1100
The Atari 2600 is back with a new spin on retro gaming
The Atari 2600+ comes with 10 games and can play newly made retro cartridges, but it also works with the 40-year-old dusty plastic in your storage cupboard.
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Thu, 23 Nov 2023 17:43:17 +1100
Helen Toner, the effective altruist who sparked the Open AI coup
The Australian altruist involved in the decision to remove CEO Sam Altman from the company may have been motivated by a desire to keep AI safe.
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Wed, 22 Nov 2023 00:01:00 +1100
Australian start-ups are ‘crying out for sales talent’
Tech companies need sales reps more than engineers, according to Dan Brockwell, who has launched Australia’s first tech bootcamp with a job guarantee.
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Tue, 21 Nov 2023 16:52:39 +1100
Optus’ year from hell raises questions for parent company Singtel
There are calls for Singtel to consider selling Optus and make it an Australian owned and operated company, after two major crises in just over a year.
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Mon, 20 Nov 2023 19:12:04 +1100
New online service resolving disputes
A new online service is helping Australians resolve disputes with businesses.
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Mon, 20 Nov 2023 00:01:00 +1100
Australia launches world-first crackdown on ‘deepfake’ porn
Tech giants, including Apple and Meta, will be forced to do more to tackle online child sexual abuse and pro-terror material, after action by the eSafety commissioner.
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Sun, 19 Nov 2023 14:54:04 +1100
Big brand exodus is Elon Musk’s greatest challenge yet
A mounting advertiser pullout is hitting the tech billionaire where it hurts the most and is threatening the future of his social media platform.
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Sat, 18 Nov 2023 08:12:47 +1100
ChatGPT maker fires CEO for being ‘not consistently candid’ with board
“The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” the company said in a statement.
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Fri, 17 Nov 2023 15:32:00 +1100
Smart cards and smarter phones? Stuff and nonsense. Just ask my mother
Credit cards and smartphones are supposed to simplify and streamline our lives. Until the IT dam wall is washed away – and with it our information and cash.
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Fri, 17 Nov 2023 09:26:03 +1100
Exploring Bluey’s first ever video game world
Bluey’s first ever video game is out now. talks to one of the game’s creators to learn all about it.
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Fri, 17 Nov 2023 00:15:00 +1100
How Optus customers are securing sizeable discounts following outage
The telco is in damage-control mode after its 16-hour meltdown last week, despite boss Kelly Bayer Rosmarin ruling out discounts in recent comments.
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