In this #PeriodicWrap:
Britain is reportedly looking to have driverless cars by 2019 with the Driven consortium, backed by an £8.6m grant led by Oxbotica, which makes software for driverless vehicles; and, the 5*Stars consortium ‘Automotive Cyber Security through Assurance’ project, is reportedly approved for funding by the UK Government’s Innovate UK for R&D into addressing the cyber security of connected and autonomous road vehicles by assuring their components and systems have been designed and tested to the relevant cyber-security standards throughout their lifecycle: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/5stars-consortium-to-focus-on-cyber-security-for-autonomous-vehicles/article/650146/.
ACSC’s 2016 Cybersecurity Survey has recently been released, which highlights some key areas for future focus, collaboration and investment across industry and government. It is a companion document to the 2016 Cybersecurity Threat Report.
As a US woman breaks the record for longest time in space, a history of British space contributions and explorations can be found on BBC; and, Perth – London in 17hrs non-stop return goes on sale with sales reportedly to at some point be sub $2k for an economy fare.
I also came across an interesting BBC article by Sabine Hauert about AI already in our every day lives as updates in the progress of everyday applications of this technology are reported including a London bank engaging with customers’ behaviour and moods, and Google Home’s capability to recognise a user by the sound of their voice.
I further came across an interesting article on the commercialisation of Ocean exploration, at a time when rare earth metals with hi-tech applications, such as for advanced solar panels, wind turbines and electronics, have been uncovered by British oceanographers in rich concentrations using subsea robots, raising debate around the potential of seabed mining.
As we discover that Steve is the new purple (aurora light discovery in the northern lights) we also find a ‘Unicorn’ in Iceland, and the world’s largest incubator with a 250m fitout in an old train station is to open in Paris, while trials commence on artificial wombs incubating premature baby lambs reportedly with a view to further research toward ultimately helping improve survival rates and outcomes for premature human babies.
Finally, I am very much looking forward to speaking at the InnovationAus CyberLeaders Summit on Wednesday 3rd May.
Please also note the conferences we are supporting with a 10% Discount available to CSNs’ network quoting the codes in brackets: the Australian Fraud Summit (WFXCS1: 6th Annual Fraud Summit); and, the Cyber Threats Summit, where I am also delighted to be speaking (CSNS_10: Cyber Threat Summit).
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