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Computer vision technology to detect drone threat

It’s been called ‘the future of warfare.’ Off-the-shelf unmanned aerial systems (UASs), carrying a ‘payload’ of explosives or biological material, flown by terrorists or enemy armed forces into a crowded building or military base. But now the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Sydney ASX-listed defence tech company, DroneShield, have produced next generation drone technology to…

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Researchers demonstrate world’s fastest ‘brain-like’ processor

An international team led by Swinburne in collaboration with RMIT and Monash universities has demonstrated the world’s fastest and most powerful optical neuromorphic processor for artificial intelligence. The breakthrough technology, published in the prestigious journal Nature, can process ultra-large scale data at 10 trillion operations per second (TeraOPs/s). This represents an enormous leap forward for neuromorphic…

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Like investors, bacteria, viruses and cancer cells hedge their bets

Bacteria, viruses and cancer cells can act like savvy human investors by diversifying their population against futures shocks just as people hedge their investments with a diversified portfolio against uncertainty. QUT mathematicians from the QUT Centre for Data Sciance and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers applied financial risk management theory…

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Maths and the new strain of COVID-19

Mathematical modelling gave us an early warning about the size of the coronavirus outbreak – now, researchers are doing the numbers daily to work out how the virus could spread. Read more on the The University of Melbourne’s news page

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Eyes on next generation of cyber security experts

One of Australia’s most secretive intelligence agencies has shown 15 bright minds from Canberra and regional New South Wales where a career in cyber security could take them. But the Canberra Times’ Sarah Landsdown notes AMSI data showing reduced student interest in maths. Read the full story on The Canberra Times.

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