Wednesday, October 23, 2019

These people do not exist. They’re deep fakes

New neural networks created by Nvidia can produce eerily accurate portraits of people that don't actually exist. So, what kind of devious applications could these deep fakes have in future?

Neighbourhood watch: science makes cities safer and more enjoyable

Science skills like data gathering and analysis are helping to create apps that solve the big problems facing society today.

Goodnight, sweet bot: NASA’s Opportunity Rover ends its Mars mission

After a 15 year mission to Mars that was expected to last only 90 days, NASA says goodbye to its longest serving Opportunity rover. We take a look back at some of Oppy's greatest achievements.
The periodic table rendered in colour and 3D

3 tech inventions that wouldn’t exist without the periodic table

If you use a smart phone, watch TV or even just live in the modern world, you can thank the periodic table for helping to invent heaps of the technology we use on the daily. This year is the table's 150th birthday, so we're taking a look at 3 tech inventions that wouldn't exist without it.
accessibility tech researcher Dr Jordan Nguyen smiles at Riley who is sitting in his wheelchair

The (computer) science of feeling good

Have you ever considered using your computer science skills to create tech that really changes lives? This isn't your average medtech career, computer science + wellness is all about creating accessible tech that responds to eye movements, or tracking health trends through big data.
University of Sydney Bachelor of Advanced Computing; boy sitting at desk with VR headset and computer

How to stand out from the IT crowd

Discover the Advanced Computing degree with over 100 cross-disciplinary majors that’ll equip you for your dream IT career, now and in the future.
the future of work

Your field guide to the future of work

The workforce as we know it is on the verge of a technical revolution. In future, career coaching will come from an app, you’ll get specialised guidance on transitioning between career paths, and everybody will be working gig-to-gig. Here’s your field guide to the future of work.
Cyber crime fighter walks down a matrix-like green hallway

What’s it really like to work in cyber crime?

A career in cybersecurity and cyber crime involves a determined and persistent approach to problem solving, says CBA cybersecurity analyst Daniel Sherratt.

Design and build your own 50 kilogram robot

Imagine getting to design and drive your own two-metre-tall, 50kg robot. For the high school students taking part in the FIRST® Australia robotics comp, the sky’s the limit!

Tech is revolutionising fashion. Here’s how to make it your career

Think of yourself as creative, but love tech as well? There’s no reason you have to choose between the two. We take a look at fashion app Stashd, and fashion technology accelerator ARTeConnect to get to know future fashion careers.

Get job-ready with the new Macquarie University Engineering courses

Get job-ready with the new Macquarie University Engineering courses and revamped facilities - it’s all about making engineering not just more fun, but more focussed on getting students career-ready at the end of their degree.

From computer to coworker: AI and robots in the workplace

Instead of worrying about robots in the workplace snatching your dream job, it’s time to get digitally literate and join them.

How a drone pilot is inspiring young Indigenous Australians about tech

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Grant Cameron is using his skills as a drone pilot to inspire young Indigenous Australians about tech.

People on the autism spectrum are making a big impact in tech

People on the autism spectrum can make a big impact in tech, from software development to cybersecurity.

Why digital literacy is essential to traditional, old-school careers too

Digital literacy
Computer science isn’t just for modern startups – tech skills are in hot demand across traditional careers too.