Stories by George Nott

Gartner dials down IoT forecasts

​Gartner has dialled back its forecasts for the expected number of Internet of Things devices shipped, and the amount spent on them in 2020.

Wanted: AI experts to build the robots that will replace them

Last month, global audit firm PwC posted a vacancy for an “AI Guru” at its Sydney office. The position required data analytics knowledge, experience in supervised and unsupervised machine learning, with basic programming and database ability an advantage.

Corruption claims over failed $240m Ultranet project

The launch was extravagant. Dancers and singers were hired to perform a specially choreographed musical number. A bespoke stage was constructed to look like a giant laptop. Kindles and iPads were given away as spot prizes.

Open data demands a double-edged sword for fintechs, ANZ says

Calls for Australia’s biggest banks to open up access to customer data could prove a double-edged sword for the fintech industry and further entrench the dominance of the ‘Big Four’, says ANZ’s general manager of data, Darren Abbruzzese.