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My Metropolis app chance to shape city of the future

My Metropolis app chance to shape city of the future

Our city’s generation next is being given the chance to use their creativity to help shape the city’s future through a new app launched by the Greater Sydney Commission in partnership with the NSW Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP). The free app, My Metropolis, is an interactive tool that encourages our younger members of the community to think about what makes an ideal city, allowing them to plan and build elements such as schools, public transport, cafes, places to work and sporting facilities. Chief commissioner Lucy Turnbull and NSW Advocate for Children and Young People Andrew… Read more »

Digital application replaces 48 paper forms when opening cafe or restaurant

Campbelltown Council looks set to enter into a partnership with Service NSW to deliver the Easy to do Business initiative in the Campbelltown local government area. Easy to do Business aims to streamline the processes of opening a new cafe, restaurant or bar businesses. Council will vote on the proposal at its next meeting on November 28 when it is expected the proposal will get the green light. Easy to do Business was initiated by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner and Service NSW to encourage investment in small business by bringing… Read more »

Women more cautious than men with robots that stare

Women are less likely to trust robots who stare at them. Research by Dr Chris Stanton, a roboticist at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University investigated if the same physical elements that made humans trust one another could be applied to robotics. What he found was that when compared to men, women demonstrated much more caution during interactions with an artificially intelligent (AI) device. “Between humans, appearance and nonverbal communication plays a significant role in establishing rapport and influencing others. For example, leaning forward, using eye gaze, nodding, and smiling all help to build… Read more »

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My Metropolis app chance to shape city of the future

Our city’s generation next is being given the chance to use their creativity to help shape the city’s future through a new app launched by the Greater Sydney Commission in partnership with the NSW Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP). The free app, My Metropolis, is anRead more »

Women are more cautious with robots that stare at them

Women more cautious than men with robots that stare

Women are less likely to trust robots who stare at them. Research by Dr Chris Stanton, a roboticist at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University investigated if the same physical elements that made humans trust one another could be applied to robotics. What heRead more »

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OnStar to be rolled out Down Under in Holdens from 2019

GM started the connected car revolution 20 years ago with the launch of OnStar. Now Holden has confirmed that cutting-edge OnStar technology will be rolled out across the Holden portfolio from 2019, offering Australian customers connectivity and peace of mind. Holden will be launching OnStar in 2019 initially with theRead more »

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Camden Council’s dynamic new website hits the spot

Camden Council has launched what it says is a dynamic new website designed to connect customers with information and services quickly, easily and efficiently. The look, function and navigation of the site have been developed to optimise the accessibility and user experience for Council customers. “The website is council’s virtualRead more »

New plan calls for use of data to deliver better infrastructure, such as roads.

How data can help deliver better infrastructure

There are big opportunities to use data to deliver better infrastructure services such as roads to Australians, according to Paul Fletcher, the federal minister for urban infrastructure. He was speaking after releasing the Draft National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan) for public comment. “The Data Plan projectRead more »

health professionals to share patient data online to achieve better outcomes.

Health system set to finally embrace the digital world

A project to deliver an Australian fi­rst, fully integrated data sharing solution which enables doctors and other health professionals to access vital patient information in real time is being launched today by South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN). Project iRAD, which stands for Integrated Realtime Active Data, is an online programRead more »

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You get to choose the internet speed you want, says nbn

New research shows the majority of Australians (76 per cent) don’t know what internet speed they are receiving, with more than a third (35 per cent) of the nation unaware they have a choice in picking a speed tier when making the switch to a retail plan on the nbn network.Read more »

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Website, app make it easier and cheaper to access hospital parking

Patients and carers who frequently visit NSW public hospitals will benefit from significantly reduced car parking fees under expanded concessions. And now a website and smartphone app – the first of its kind in Australia – will provide information on how to access the discounted rates. They are both availableRead more »

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Digital farmhand: robot could be game changer on the land

Greater Sydney growers will be the first to get a glimpse of a newly developed “digital farmhand” robot. A live demonstration of the low cost prototype robot developed by The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) will be the highlight of an upcoming field day later thisRead more »

MP Greg Warren at the recent Science and Engineering Challenge at Thomas Reddall High School.

Why our young people face brand new challenges

Young people today face a completely new set of challenges in getting the education, training and skills they need to get a good, stable job from those faced by any previous generation, writes MP GREG WARREN: The days are long gone when anyone could leave school after year 10, enterRead more »

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