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Appen downgrades again, sparking investor panic

Market conditions have not improved for artificial intelligence data services company Appen, leading its shares to be sold off... again.

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  • Yolanda Redrup

Chess champion ‘likely cheated’ in 100 games

Hans Niemann has been at the centre of a storm in the normally sedate chess world since early last month after an upset victory over world No.1 Magnus Carlsen.

  • Des Bieler

This Month

Improved cyber, digital skills and climate tech would reap $56.7b

Embracing digital technologies could help Australia gain up to $56.7 billion in annual economic value by 2030, according to a new report.

  • Gus McCubbing


Deepfakes are coming to your TV – and your work meetings

An AI ‘pop group’ with Simon Cowell and Elvis recently came close to winning ‘America’s Got Talent’. And it’s just the start, say its Australian co-creator.

  • James Hall

How a cheating scandal upended the chess world

A controversy involving two grandmasters has revealed the extent to which computers have transformed the game.

  • Matteo Wong

Why Westpac’s board is obsessed with artificial intelligence

The ethical application of artificial intelligence is one of the key topics for Westpac’s board as the bank steps up its use of AI.

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  • James Eyers

Meet ANGIE, the ATO’s secret weapon to beat wealthy tax cheats

The Tax Office is using artificial intelligence to find patterns of interest among corporate structures and high wealth individuals seeking to avoid tax obligations.

  • Tom Burton

McKinsey points to Apple, Telstra campaigns to build digital trust

Companies that do not pay attention to growing customer demands for transparency around data use are “setting themselves up for a hubristic fall” new research warns.

  • James Eyers

Aussie search start-up acquired by French unicorn Algolia

A Twitter post from the co-founder of local start-up was the final push needed for French unicorn Algolia to make him a nine-figure buyout offer.

  • Yolanda Redrup

Female tech entrepreneurs eye Indian investment

A handful of Australian female technology entrepreneurs will have a chance to woo Indian investors as part of a program to strengthen ties between the two nations.

  • Tess Bennett

AI start-up merges with US health tech player ahead of IPO

Brian Flannery-backed bone fragility imaging tech company StraxCorp is merging with US CT imaging disrupter CurveBeam and kick-starting a pre-IPO raise.

  • Yolanda Redrup


Appen outlook ‘sobering’ after tough start to the second half

Market conditions have remained soft for the former ASX darling in August, compounding an already weak result.

  • Yolanda Redrup

Westpac pours millions into US AI chatbot firm

The bank aims to expand the use and efficacy of communication by artificial intelligence and has invested heavily in the US tech company that makes it work.

  • Paul Smith

Time for business to put humanity into AI automation plans

Companies have automated significant parts of their business processes, but have largely ignored the “human” element that customers and employees value.

  • Mohit Sharma

Don’t use your kids to test Tesla’s safety features

The top US safety regulator said “it could be highly dangerous for anyone to attempt to test vehicle technologies on their own”.

  • Keith Laing

The Ukraine war and China’s rise will determine the world chess champ

Ding Liren will receive enormous help from the Chinese tech community ahead of next year’s championship match. His Russian rival may not get similar support.

  • Kenneth Rogoff

BeReal: the new social media app taking Gen Z by storm

BeReal has been topping the charts for most downloaded free app on Apple’s App Store. 

  • Gus McCubbing

Appen’s latest downgrade points to a bigger problem

After two downgrades in 10 weeks, it appears that the market has stopped listening to Appen’s financial forecasts. 

  • James Thomson

Future uncertain for Appen as shares tank another 27pc

The company reported a staggering 69 per cent fall in underlying EBITDA to just $12.68 million in the first half, missing analyst estimates by 67 per cent.

  • Yolanda Redrup


Creating a single front door to government

In his first major speech on government services new minister Bill Shorten pledges to back bold and courageous efforts to reform public services.

  • Bill Shorten