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A future world full of driverless cars… seriously?!

A future world full of driverless cars… seriously?!

Driverless cars are an engineer’s dream. At last, a technology that promises to remove the human factor from the traffic system. By Alexa Delbosc I ...
Is someone watching you online? The security risks of the Internet of Things

Is someone watching you online? The security risks of the Internet of Things

The range and number of “things” connected to the internet is truly astounding, including security cameras, ovens, alarm systems, baby monitors and ca ...
Smart Cities Need a Dedicated, Long-Lived Machine Network

Smart Cities Need a Dedicated, Long-Lived Machine Network

The rapid population growth in South Africa’s metropolitan cities over the last two decades has outpaced significantly the growth in capacity of their ...
Hacked by Your Fridge: the Internet of Things Could Spark a New Wave of Cyber Attacks

Hacked by Your Fridge: the Internet of Things Could Spark a New Wave of Cyber Attacks

The past few weeks have seen a remarkable and somewhat alarming development in cyber security. It comes in the wake of a distributed denial of service ...
No need to panic – artificial intelligence has yet to create a doomsday machine

No need to panic – artificial intelligence has yet to create a doomsday machine

The possibility that advanced artificial intelligence (AI) might one day turn against its human creators has been repeatedly raised of late. Renowned ...
Rise of the machines: how computers could control our lives

Rise of the machines: how computers could control our lives

Predicting the future is a risky business. If it wasn’t, we’d all be very wealthy by now. The Danish physicist Neils Bohr famously opined: “Prediction ...
Are we ready for a world even more connected in the Internet of Things?

Are we ready for a world even more connected in the Internet of Things?

Imagine a world that is even more connected technologically than ours today. By Philip Branch That’s what the Australian Communications and Media A ...
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