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The beginning of the end or an end to the beginning?

Current lockdown measures will remain in place for at least four more weeks and the federal government will pledge $165 million to underwrite domestic Virgin Australia and Qantas flights.

This is the group most likely to be misidentified by facial recognition

Is facial recognition technology worse at identifying darker-skinned faces than lighter ones?

Battle of the Leunigs raises big questions

Motherhood ain't a motherhood issue any more.

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A short history of the media promising us hypersonic space planes 

Sydney to London in just four hours! Have you heard the news?

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Beam me up, Neo

This week: glitching the simulation, eternal student debt, a bad week for Indigenous Australians, and the latest in anti-groping tech.

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The rise and rise of ‘innovation hubs’

You can't swing a laptop bag in a major city without hitting an 'innovation hub'. Years after Malcolm Turnbull's 'ideas boom' failed to materialise, innovation remains on state government agendas.

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Is Australia prepared for the looming threat of cyberwarfare?

Cyberwarfare is a growing issue — but when it comes to protecting itself, just how strong are Australia's digital walls?

Contrary to popular depiction, PowerPoint slides do not bring together colleagues of diverse backgrounds for a team-building laugh. (Image: Unsplash/rawpixel)

Get to the PowerPoint

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen's presentation about PowerPoint.

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All the vice-president’s men

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, rights for robots, vices of veeps, a profile of Polanyi, and why I now hate Twitter.

Google chief economist Hal Varian

Silicon Valley arrogance arrives in Australia

In a talk at the Melbourne Business School this week, Hal Varian, Google's chief economist, had very few answers for the most pressing issues facing Google and its ilk.

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