Stories by George Nott

Just say no to blockchain (for now) advises Gartner

​In response no doubt to the huge amount of interest it receives from chief information officers about the technology, Gartner hosted eight sessions on blockchain at it's annual Symposium event on the Gold Coast this week.

Flying, diving drones trial to automate Great Barrier Reef surveys

Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have this week returned from a 10 day mission on the Research Vessel Cape Ferguson during which they trialed the use of underwater and aerial drones to run automated surveys of the Great Barrier Reef.

Quantum open source fund launched

A ‘no-strings’ grant program targeting developers of quantum computing software has been launched with the aim of filling the gaps in the nascent field.

Stanford AI Index finds rapid technical progress and industry growth

​The number of academic papers containing the phrase ‘artificial intelligence’ has increased nine-fold since 1996, while the number of active (US-based) start-ups developing AI systems has increased by 14 times since the turn of the millennium, according to Stanford University’s inaugural AI Index.

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