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Humanity can defeat SkyNet with BOOKS, says IT think tank

A group of researchers working for National ICT Australia reckons computer science courses need to look at artificial intelligence from an ethical point of view – and the popularity of sci-fi among comp.sci students makes that a good place to start. As the research team, which included NICTA's Nicholas Mattei, the University …
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NICTA chief quits over future structure flap with board

Australian research house Research house National ICT Australia (NICTA) has announced the unexpected resignation of CEO Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte. A canned statement says “Professor Durrant-Whyte and the Board of NICTA had differences of opinion regarding the strategies and governance structures required to secure the …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Nov 2014

Leaked Syrian log files reveal attempts to starve rebels of information

Syria's Bashar al Assad-led regime blocked scores of legitimate services and entire network regions in its bid to scrub out access to sites such as Reddit, Google and Skype, the first analysis of the nation's web filtering reveals. Research by three Sydney researchers from National ICT Australia (NICTA), together with three …
Darren Pauli, 28 Nov 2014
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DARPA joins math-secured microkernel race

In a discussion that will sound familiar to Australian readers, US military development agency DARPA wants to create provably-secure software. According to Threatpost, DARPA director Arati Prabhakar told a Washington Post security conference that embedded systems are among the kinds of applications for which it's feasible to …

NICTA man explains why he volunteers for CSIRO's ICT in Schools

Last week, Vulture South launched a campaign in support of the CSIRO's ICT in Schools program, an effort to get IT pros sharing their experience with kids in schools around Australia. CSIRO tells us our campaign is working: quite a few signed up in the week since we published our first story, but we're still short of our …
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Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow. The formal-methods-based secure embedded L4 (seL4) microkernel was developed by boffins backed by National ICT Australia (NICTA). In 2012, the software was enlisted to help stop hackers …
Darren Pauli, 28 Jul 2014

NICTA offshoot snags $AU10M in sale

NICTA has dropped another slab of cash into its kitty with the sale of AWS backup spinoff Yuruware to US-based disaster recovery specialist Unitrends. While the official release didn't put a value to the transaction, The Australian believes it's at least $AU10 million (mind you, The Oz also believes there are 100,000 …
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Telstra backs a couple of percent of NICTA's budget

Australia's incumbent telco, Telstra, has put forward a touch over a million dollars with negotiable extensions to research body NICTA, which is at risk of being a casualty of the Australian government's cuts to science, research, and education. The federal government announced in its budget that public funding for NICTA would …
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FACE IT: attempts to get Oz kids into IT jobs are FAILING

National ICT Australia (NICTA) this week announced that GroupX, a Queensland-derived effort to get more kids into information and communications technology careers in Australia, will go national and run for four years. GroupX gets out into schools and targets students with what newly-appointed CEO Karsten Schulz says are “ …

NICTA on the budget chopping block

Updated The research house that gave the world the first provably secure operating kernel, and has been in the engine room of other IT application innovations in bionic vision, logistics, mapping and hundred-Terabit optical networking, is under threat under the 2013 Federal Budget. Funding for NICTA, funded through the Department of …
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CSIRO backing broadband app comp

Entries are now open for a $AU50,000 CSIRO and industry-sponsored competition to foster broadband application development. The prize is designed to spark the development of applications that take advantage of the kind of connectedness envisaged under the NBN, the agency says. Through its Australian Centre for Broadband …

Drone security project to go open source

Australia’s high end tech research engine NICTA will take a pivotal role in an US$18 million US Defence project which will develop software to protect the systems in drones from cyber attack. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded the 4.5 year contract to a global consortium, which includes Australia' …

NICTA micro-kernel trailblazers slurped by US defense giant

US aerospace and defence company General Dynamics has swooped on Australian virtualisation software developer Open Kernel Labs. OK Labs’ software currently sits on 1.6 billion devices around the world, enabling security for remote access to corporate and government assets while protecting everything that runs on the device. …
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Oz WiFi guys score top Euro inventor award

The original Australian CSIRO research team that created and patented WiFi technology has been international recognised with the European Patent Office (EPO) Inventor Award. The wireless standard was developed in the 1990s by a team of Australian scientists and germinated from a technology they were working on to filter …
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VCs back P2P game booster

An advanced peer-to-peer networking technology, Scalify, developed over four years at National ICT Australia (NICTA) has secured $2million in VC funding as it ramps up its commercialisation. Scalify’s core technology, Badumna, improves the delivery of multi-player online applications, such virtual environments and online games …
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The challenges of hot rocks and big data

Of all the alternative energy proposals suggested for Australia, geothermal is probably the least-understood in the public mind. Australia’s problem is this: most places that adopt geothermal power do so because the heat is right there at the surface. Australia’s “hot rocks”, on the other hand, are a long way underground. To …
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NICTA mines for hot rocks

Drills are set to be dumped for sophisticated data analytics in a $AU5 million initiative featuring geothermal university experts from across four states working with Australian research facility NICTA, in the pursuit of geothermal energy targets. The two year ‘big data’ analytics project supported by the Australian Centre for …
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Optus and NICTA look for Android apps

Optus has partnered with innovation hub NICTA in an open call for undergraduate mobile app developers. Launching the “Unleash your App” competition, the duo is looking for students to develop a socially enriching Android mobile app across six targeted application areas. The winner's app will be sold and promoted on the Optus …

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