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Australian basketball team opts out of pride jersey after 'barrage of abuse and harmful commentary'

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Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. An Australian professional basketball team decided not to wear a jersey in support of the LGBTQ community on Friday night after the organization said it led to abuse and players being targeted. Cairns Taipans, of the National Basketball League, released a statement on the issue Wednesday, explaining the reasoning behind their decision. The organization made clear they support the LGBTQ community.


Dating app background and ID checks being considered in bid to fight abuse

The Guardian

Background checks and ID verification systems in dating apps are among the measures being considered as governments around the country grapple with how to keep people safe while they are looking for love online. The strategies were discussed by ministers, victim-survivors, authorities and technology companies as part of national dating app roundtable talks in Sydney on Wednesday. The federal communications minister, Michelle Rowland, said it was an "important first step", flagging discussion of possible longer-term changes like background checks for dating app users. "None of us underestimate the complex issues around privacy, user safety, data collection and management that are involved," she said. "There's no one law that is going to fix this issue."


7 Best Libraries for Machine Learning Explained - KDnuggets

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However, the first machine learning libraries as we know them today, which provide tools and frameworks for implementing and training machine learning models, did not appear until the 1980s and 1990s. One of the earliest machine learning libraries was the Statlib library, which was developed at Carnegie Mellon University in the 1980s. This library provided tools for statistical analysis and machine learning, including support for decision trees and neural networks. Other early machine learning libraries include the Weka library, developed at the University of Waikato in New Zealand in the 1990s, and the LIBSVM library developed at the National Taiwan University in the late 1990s. These libraries provided tools for a variety of machine learning tasks, including classification, regression, and clustering.


As Australian colleges crack down on ChatGPT, disabled students defend AI

The Japan Times

Melbourne – Visually impaired student Adam Whitehead has long relied on a computer and assistive technology to help him read course materials and take exams at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He has watched with concern as universities in Australia and beyond move to crack down on ChatGPT -- a free program that generates original text about virtually any subject in response to a prompt -- over fears of cheating. As the chatbot stirs debate over the use of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in education, disabled students and educators have said the benefits should not be overlooked in a rush to regulate. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.


Artificial Intelligence is no match for the human heart - The Big Issue

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Nick Cave said something interesting last week. On this occasion, he was reacting to a question from a fan. Cave does this a lot on the Red Hand Files, his online repository where he answers any number and range of enquiries from devotees. This one was about artificial intelligence. There is an open access AI bot, ChatGPT, that some people have been playing with to see if it can create as well as a human. Mark, from Christchurch in New Zealand, fired in a load of Cave's lyrics, got a resulting set of lyrics and sent them to Cave asking for his reaction.


South Australian universities to allow use of artificial intelligence in assignments, if disclosed

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Universities should stop panicking and embrace students' use of artificial intelligence, AI experts say. South Australia's three main universities have updated their policies to allow the use of AI as long as it is disclosed. The advent of ChatGPT, a language processing chatbot that can produce very human-like words, sparked fears students would use it to write essays. Anti-plagiarism software wouldn't pick it up because ChatGPT isn't plagiarising anything, it's producing new work in response to prompts from users. Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia have adjusted their policies to allow AI use under strict controls.


Senior Data Engineer at Contact Energy - Auckland, New Zealand

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Our purpose is to put our energy where it matters, to decarbonise the New Zealand energy sector and promote #changematters. We are passionate about our mission and proud to have a tribe of people behind us working towards a common purpose. With such an ambitious goal, you might ask yourself – how does this opportunity help support a better, cleaner NZ? Contact is transforming its business with a data-first focus on operational excellence, enabling our team to do their best. Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role We are on a journey to lift our organisational data capability to enable our people to do what they do best – deliver amazing customer experiences, create growth, and increase the value of our business. You'll be part of a data team working with business stakeholders to deliver these outcomes.


Cicada Innovations Acquires TECH23, Celebrates $5.7B in Combined Capital Raised

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Cicada Innovations has acquired custodianship of Australia's longest-running annual deep technology conference Tech23 as the capital raised by their deep tech companies eclipses $5.7 billion. Tech23 and Cicada Innovations have always been united by a shared mission to celebrate and support Australian deep tech innovators, with both organisations boasting a lengthy track record of nurturing some of Australia's most successful companies: For 13 years, Tech23 has showcased and championed over 300 of Australia's most promising high-growth deep tech companies, while providing a mechanism for venture capital, other investors, media, advisors, policy makers, and potential local and global customers to learn about and connect with these companies. The event, planned for July 2023, will ask big questions about how we build the future – from sustainable cities to game-changing climate solutions and completely new paradigms of human health. Creating a space to connect and spark meaningful conversations about the ideas, technology, and innovators that can propel humanity into a better tomorrow. Cicada will take a proactive approach to finding the next 23 startups, setting out on a national road show in early 2023 to engage with local ecosystems and unearth emerging deep tech voices and give them national platform and vital exposure and support.


Cipia Announces New Design Win; Additional OEM to Integrate Driver Sense Dms

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Cipia an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider announced that the company had secured a design win with an additional Chinese OEM together with Tier 1 HiRain. Cipia's Driver Sense Driver Monitoring System (DMS) will be incorporated into a pickup truck model that will be sold in South America, Australia and New Zealand. The model is expected to start production in 2023. With this announcement, Cipia has now been awarded 29 design wins across 6 car manufacturers. Yehuda Holtzman, CEO of Cipia, said "The selection of Cipia's DMS by a new OEM and Tier 1 demonstrates again the reliability and quality of our technology, and our ability to deliver safer and better driving experiences. We are continuing to push and expand our collaborations with new OEMs, focusing on the US, European and Chinese markets."


Modern gadgets in the style of Gaudí – in pictures

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"We live in an age of Apple and Tesla," says Marcus Byrne of creative agency Thinkerbell in Australia. "Minimal design has taken charge and logos are stripped back to live on mobile devices." He's challenged that ideal by asking: "What would Gaudí do?" – using the Midjourney AI software and Photoshop to create a set of modern gadgets in the Spanish architect's colourful, curvilinear style. "It turns minimal appliances into art-nouveau styled sculptures," he says. Byrne is uncomfortable calling the Gaudí gadgets his work, though.