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Creating inclusive societies with digital technology

Gulandam Khan 03 Jul 2017 11 minutes

How can governments harness technology to build more inclusive societies and economies? That was the discussion at a gathering of global policymakers and industry leaders. Gulandam Khan reports from the OECD Forum in Paris.

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Infographic: The popularity of the collaborative economy

18 May 2017 1 minute

The ability to easily share, trade, rent and lend signifies a shift in consumer thinking: in which access is more desirable than ownership. Figures from the EU reveal the four sectors that are leading the revolution in collaborative consumption.

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Are our smart cities being clever about security?

Omaru Maruatona 27 Apr 2017 8 minutes

The opportunity for hackers to access essential urban infrastructure is growing. The ability to coordinate a crisis response, on the other hand, is lacking. Here are some ways to make our cities more cyber secure.

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Melbourne, Barcelona, San Francisco: three smart cities changing the world

Chris Vein 21 Mar 2017 10 minutes

There are certain perspectives that exemplify what it means for a city to be smart. Chris Vein looks at the places that are successfully building a vision for the future.

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Why we need smart cities

Chris Vein 21 Feb 2017 6 minutes

Building a smart city isn’t about firing up all the technology in your municipal arsenal, says Chris Vein. It’s about embarking on a process of endless reinvention.

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Infographic: Digital defines the student experience

03 Nov 2016 1 minute

From laptop ownership to online learning, technology is playing an increasingly important part in university education. This infographic reveals the relationship between students and their digital devices.

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Why buy when you can rent? Signing up to the subscription economy

13 Oct 2016 11 minutes

A new generation of customer prizes access over ownership – paving the way for subscription business models in everything from meals and motors to mobile apps.

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Empathy machines: Turning to tech to aid mental wellbeing

Suji Kanagalingam 10 Oct 2016 7 minutes

On World Mental Health Day, Suji Kanagalingam explores how cutting edge digital technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence are delivering a new experience in mental health treatment.

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Australia has world-class research capabilities. Why aren’t we sharing them?

Nick Spooner 22 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Nick Spooner unpacks the Productivity Commission’s recent research paper into digital disruption, including a suggestion that opening up research infrastructure could drive productivity growth. Would a sharing economy for science and innovation help transform the Australian economy?

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