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26February, 2020

BCS Warns that AI Risks having Bias and Discrimination ‘Hard-Wired’ In

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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has warned that a lack of diversity in teams developing artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to in-built bias and discrimination in its decisions.

The comments are featured in a new report by the Committee for Standards in Public Life (CSPL), which examines whether the existing frameworks and regulations around machine learning […]

29January, 2020

Croatia Prioritises Technology in EU Leadership

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Croatia has taken over the Presidency of the European Council since 1 January 2020 for a six month term.

The Croatian-led priorities document includes digital aspects under each of the four strategic pillars, with ethics in AI highlighted. 

One goal of the strategy is to curate discussions on the legal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence as […]

1November, 2019

IFIP General Assembly Elects New Officers

By |November 1st, 2019|Home Slider, IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP held its major election for the year at the General Assembly (GA) in Kiev, Ukraine, earlier this month. A fruitful round of meetings included the elections of a VP, Treasurer-elect, Secretary and four Councillor representatives.

IFIP President, Mike Hinchey, said the federation has been working on a key strategy document, which will be launched in […]

30September, 2019

IITPSA Releases Annual South African ICT Skills Survey

By |September 30th, 2019|Home Slider, Research|0 Comments

The 10th edition of the South African ICT Skills Survey has found that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has not yet had a significant impact on the South African ICT skills landscape. However, the report’s authors say it’s only a matter of time before digital disruptors spark a revolution.

The survey was carried out by the Joburg […]

30September, 2019

ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse Report Launched in Melbourne

By |September 30th, 2019|Home Slider, Research|0 Comments

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg officially launched the ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse 2019 earlier this month. The Melbourne Innovation Hub was packed with technologists who heard the Treasurer speak of growing demand for more tech workers.

Key findings from the report include:

Three policy priorities for driving the growth of Australia’s digital economy are boosting skills, start-ups and investment. The […]

29August, 2019

BCS Warns Against Use of Facial Recognition in Public Spaces

By |August 29th, 2019|Home Slider, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has warned against the rise of a ‘cavalier attitude’ by organisations using ‘flawed’ facial recognition technology to monitor crowds in public spaces, highlighting the need for better safeguards.

Dr Bill Mitchell, Director of Policy at BCS, said there is an unprecedented danger of biometric data being misused, including identity theft, […]

29August, 2019

ACS Report Lays Out Measures to Protect Privacy in the Age of Big Data

By |August 29th, 2019|Home Slider, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACS findings highlights the challenges of preserving users’ privacy in a connected world.

While many organisations sharing data to improve services might be struggling to protect individual privacy, however a project by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has identified five ways governments and businesses can reduce risks.

A three week ACS Directed Ideation competition, similar to a hackathon, saw teams explore how to secure privacy while sharing data and led to […]

1August, 2019

ACS Launches Innovation Hub in Melbourne

By |August 1st, 2019|Events, Home Slider|0 Comments

One of Australia’s most innovative and collaborative workspaces has been launched in the Melbourne Docklands precinct this month by ACS President, Yohan Ramasundara, and Victoria’s Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs, Jane Garrett.

Covering more than 2,000m2 of digitally enabled floorspace, the new technology and innovation hub was developed by ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector.

The hub […]

1August, 2019

WSIS Forum Begins Open Consultation Process

By |August 1st, 2019|Events, Home Slider, WSIS|0 Comments

The first physical meeting of the WSIS Forum Open Consultation Process has been held in Geneva as the organisers of the annual multi-stakeholder event seek to draw input from a wide range of sources in planning for next year’s event. 

The WSIS Forum is a global platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for […]

29June, 2019

European Commission Releases 2019 DESI Report

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The European Commission this month released the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) Report, which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness. 

Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with the EU Digital Single Market Strategy and combined them with adapted […]