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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."


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.


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.


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.


Data Science Intern, 2023/2024 Summer Australia & New Zealand at Atlassian - Sydney, Australia

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Football 2023: Why the A-League could introduce facial recognition at a stadium near you

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There are also unresolved questions about how spectator bans can be enforced at lower-tier facilities for women's, youth, state league or other grassroots matches, where the security presence is greatly reduced in comparison to the stadiums where the full-time professionals play. FA chief executive James Johnson admitted on Tuesday that stadium bans were "complex" but not impossible to implement, and required close collaboration and information sharing between sporting bodies, security and police to allow those manning stadium entry points to identify banned supporters. Victoria Police say the enforcement of stadium bans is a matter for host clubs and venues.Credit:Getty Images According to industry sources, however, the system is imperfect and, in many ways, archaic, heavily reliant on the memories of security staff and their ability to quickly match patrons with photos, names or other data related to people on banned lists. Inevitably, some slip through the net, and often they are the ones who can cause trouble at a sporting event. One obvious but highly controversial and almost dystopian solution appears to be gaining traction in Australia and throughout the world: facial recognition technology, which was rolled out in cameras throughout the SCG precinct in 2018 and has been in place at Sydney's major stadia ever since.


The road to autonomous vehicles is via industrial usage – and lots of data

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For me, autonomous vehicles inspire profound fascination and deep fear. I'm fascinated by their prospects for the future--their inevitability. I also constantly wonder: how can we make this mode of travel safe? How's it possible a self-driving car could ever be safe? At CES 2023, I started to get some answers.