"The pace of change we are experiencing as a nation is exponential and we can't afford to be followers in the adoption of [an] emerging technology like Blockchain", CISRO chief Adrian Turner said at the time following comprehensive twin reports by the research agency exploring blockchain use cases in both government and industry.
LPA is the peak body for Australia's live performance industry.
A sum of $316 million will be spent over four years from 2018-19 to continue to upgrade Centrelink's legacy platform and "streamline the delivery of welfare payments".
The Federal Government hands down its budget this evening.
Mohamed Salah renews his United Kingdom visa
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp shares his thoughts on Mohamed Salah's contributions to the team outside of scoring. Salah, 25, will now aim to gun down Real Madrid in the Kiev decider on May 26.
A Women in Science Ambassador will encourage girls' participation in STEM subjects, while the 10-year Plan for Women in Science will set out a long-term strategy for increasing female involvement in STEM education and careers. Finally, the AAA wants the government to abolish the vehicle import tariff, stating that it costs consumers $1.3 billion extra each year, and the continued impost can not be justified without a home-grown manufacturing industry to protect.
$500 Million Genomic Health Futures Mission that will develop new "precision medicine" approaches to a wide range of diseases.
The government is continuing to invest in supercomputing, including upgrading two supercomputers with total funding of $140 million for the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth and the National Computational Infrastructure facility at the Australian National University. A$93 million will be used for Biomedtech programs and Industry Researcher Collaborations to increase biomedical research and strengthen links between Australian researchers and industry.
The infrastructure investment is expected to support the creation of new businesses to generate more jobs in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field.
MeToo will not sway Cannes film contest, says jury head Blanchett
Of the main award, Blanchett wryly noted that "this isn't the Nobel Peace Prize, this is the Palme d'Or". Her jury of nine includes Ava DuVernay , Kristen Stewart , Lea Seydoux and Burundian singer Khadja Nin .
$125 million for the Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission to support more research and better diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. This includes funding to extend the Australia-India strategic research fund for a further four years.
The government will support the development of Australia's artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capability to keep pace with global progress and improve our existing expertise in these technologies to maintain our competitiveness.
A welcome return to indexation of ARC Discovery and Linkage schemes after several years of flat funding, and stable funding for other major Australian research agencies including CSIRO, ANSTO, and Geoscience Australia.
"This Budget fails to appropriately reinvest the taxes paid by Australian motorists in the programs so desperately needed to improve safety, affordability, and mobility", Bradley was also quoted as saying in the press release. A large part of this funding will be delivered in partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, with a focus on improving water quality, funding research into coral restoration and adaptation and combating crown-of-thorn starfish.
Microsoft and Amazon show Alexa-Cortana integrations for first time
Here are our five favorite applets that will show you how Alexa can work with a thing you already have - your phone! Microsoft boasts productivity features in Cortana , and Amazon has tens of thousands of Skills for Alexa .