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How the Australian Government Sees AI Accelerating Productivity

Australia has a problem with slowing productivity growth. As the group tasked with addressing this, the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission is looking at AI as a potential part of the problem. Recently, the Commission released a three-paper report, Making The Most Of The AI Opportunity: Productivity, Regulation And Data Access, . . . Read more

Zetaris: Federated Data Lakes Could Make Sense of Enterprise Data ‘Mess’ to Power AI

Image: Zetaris Australian organisations have tried hard to bring data together in recent decades. They have moved from data marts, which contained information specific to business units, to data warehouses, data lakes and now lakehouses, which contain structured and unstructured data. However, the concept of the federated lakehouse could now . . . Read more

IBM’s Matthew Candy Sees Evidence of Innovation in Australia’s 2024 Pursuit of Generative AI Scale

Australian organisations are keeping pace with global innovation in generative AI, according to IBM Consulting Global Head of Generative AI Matthew Candy. A local legislative focus on regulating high-risk use cases could also foster AI’s potential in the local market, he said. Candy recently visited Australia and the broader APAC . . . Read more

Australian Organisations Need to Build Trust With Consumers Over Data & AI

Image: Adobe/Andrii Global data highlights a concerning trend, where Australian organisations are starting to fall behind in a “trust gap” between what customers expect them to do with data and privacy and what is actually happening. New data shows that 90% of people want to see organisations transform to properly . . . Read more

Australian IT Pros Need to Prepare for AI Regulation for the First Time With EU AI Act Imminent

The most recent (and likely final) version of the impending European Union’s AI Act was recently leaked. This is the world’s first comprehensive law designed to regulate the use and application of artificial intelligence, and history shows that, when the EU regulates something, the rest of the world tends to . . . Read more

NVIDIA Teams Up With Equinix to Bring Generative AI Training to Data Centers

Data center services company Equinix is collaborating with NVIDIA to provide private AI with NVIDIA DGX on a fully managed AI data center solution, both companies announced on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Equinix Private AI with NVIDIA DGX is available Jan. 24 in the U.S. and Frankfurt, Germany. Equinix said it . . . Read more

Data Governance to Be a Renewed Focus in IT for Australian Organisations in 2024

Across Australia, much of the focus to date has been on understanding artificial intelligence’s role in each sector and taking those first steps towards adoption. It was a year of experimentation and exploration. But where 2023 was the year where AI exploded into mainstream consciousness, 2024 looks like it will . . . Read more

IBM: While Enterprise Adoption of Artificial Intelligence Increases, Barriers are Limiting Its Usage

About 42% of enterprise-scale companies report having actively deployed artificial intelligence in their business and of those, 59% have accelerated their rollout or investments in the technology, according to IBM’s Global AI Adoption Index 2023. Enterprise-scale refers to companies with more than 1,000 employees. “More accessible AI tools, the drive for . . . Read more

How AWS Responded to the Generative AI Wave of 2023 (and What IT Pros Should Expect in 2024)

When 2023 began, Rada Stanic, chief technologist for AWS in Australia and New Zealand, imagined the year would be dominated by helping customers build more modern data platforms in the cloud, with a bit of artificial intelligence and machine learning thrown into the mix. That plan changed fast with the . . . Read more

Big IT Challenges Australia Needs to Address in 2024 to Seize the AI Moment

Australian organisations are widely expected to deploy more artificial intelligence use cases in 2024. It is a trend IT research and advisory firm ADAPT says is not only dependent on the data housed across organisations but also the data culture and digital mindset of the organisation it lives within. ADAPT . . . Read more