Businesses ready to test AI ethics principles

Some of the biggest businesses in Australia will trial a series of eight principles around artificial intelligence, developed as part of the Morrison Government’s AI Ethics Framework. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI have signed up to test the principles to ensure they deliver practical benefits and translate into real world solutions. Minister…

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Funding to help Tasmanian start-ups become export ready

The Morrison Government is creating new regional opportunities providing $463,100 for the delivery of the Seedlab Tasmania project, an incubator focused on helping start-ups in the food, drink and agri-food/tourism sectors to become export ready. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Incubator Support initiative helps develop entrepreneurial talent and introduces regional…

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New centre accelerates manufacturing innovation

CSIRO has today opened a new state-of-the-art, collaborative centre which will improve chemical processes and drive innovation in Australian manufacturing businesses. The FloWorks Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry is the first of its kind in Australia and brings speed, scale and efficiency to industrial applications that rely on chemistry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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Blue economy CRC hits first milestone

A major new research project in Tasmania which will grow Australia’s seafood, energy and marine industries and create new jobs has reached an important first milestone. The Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has signed the agreement which unlocks the $70 million funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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US visit to boost space connections

Growing opportunities for Australian businesses in the space industry, as well as our emerging technologies and industries, will be the focus of a week-long ministerial visit to the United States. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews departs today for meetings with US Government and industry representatives in Washington DC, New York, Orlando and…

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Space grants rocket industry ahead

The Morrison Government is backing Australian space businesses to grow the economy and create new jobs, opening its $15 million program to help the local industry take on international space opportunities. The International Space Investment initiative will provide $15 million over three years for strategic projects that will grow the national industry and boost collaboration…

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Technological innovation boost sheep industry

The value of the Australian sheep industry has grown by almost $3 billion and productivity has increased by 50 per cent over the past two decades, after the work of a Federal Government backed Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Concept to Impact: The story of the SHEEP CRC 2001-2019 showcases how research, innovation and collaboration helped…

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Hackers join search for missing people

More than 300 hackers and investigators from across the country will today use their skills to try and find Australians who have gone missing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the National Missing Persons Hackathon was the first of its kind in Australia and is another example of how technology can help…

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Improving automated decision making

Australian researchers will make the world a safer place to use automated decision making. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $31.8 million to establish a research centre to investigate responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision making. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

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Boosting STEM skills in regional Queensland

The Morrison Government today launched a new initiative to boost science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) mentoring in regional Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) initiative would strengthen industry research connections and collaboration in regional Queensland. “Promoting STEM education is a passion of mine…

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$14 million for vaccine to prevent severe oral disease

$14 million will be provided for a pioneering project to prevent severe oral disease through the Morrison Government-backed Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF). Denteric Pty Ltd is developing a vaccine based on research conducted at the University of Melbourne, with collaborative support from CSL Limited, to fight the disease and will receive the money in three…

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Tasmania links up with Australian Space Agency

Tasmania will benefit from job-creating investment as the Morrison and Hodgman governments work together to advance the state’s space industry, today signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing is an important step in integrating the work of the Australian Space Agency with Tasmanian efforts and capability. “The…

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New tool to support Aussie manufacturers

The Morrison Government is supporting Australia’s manufacturers to innovate, with the launch today of a new online resource which will help them grow and create new jobs. The Manufacturing Academy is an initiative of the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new resource is just…

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