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How AI is transforming the Australian workforce
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Generative AI is reshaping Australia’s workforce, with technology skills now integral to the economy. Embracing AI could unlock billions of dollars by 2030, but requires an understanding of its intricacies and a stronger pipeline of tech workers.
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Tech leaders urge UK government to invest in AI skills training
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At a Parliamentary Skills Summit, tech industry leaders urged the UK government for significant investment in digital AI training, aiming to upskill future generations and close the digital skill gap.
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UK's digital skill gap tackled by Institute of Coding's courses
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Despite misconceptions, UK’s digital skills confidence crisis; addressing cost and time barriers with free, flexible courses to boost tech capabilities.
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Netsafe launches online safety programme for seniors in New Zealand
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Netsafe, a charitable organisation in New Zealand, has launched 'Get Set Up for Safety', a nationwide initiative to equip senior citizens with skills to combat online threats such as fraud and scams.
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Udemy introduces AI-driven thematic analysis to bolster group learning
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Udemy unveils an AI-powered thematic analysis tool aimed at enriching cohort learning experiences, driving greater collaboration, and enhancing cross-functional comprehension on its online education platform.
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Grok Academy appoints Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer
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Grok Academy names former Commonwealth Bank exec Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer, bolstering efforts to address Australia's tech skills shortage through teacher resourcing and student engagement.
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UK pay rises to slow amid economic uncertainty, warns CIPD
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Amid economic jitters, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) forecasts a noteworthy fall in UK salary increments from 5% to 4% this year, despite reviving business confidence.
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Lumify Learn launches Academic Accelerator to address IT skill gap in Australia
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Lumify Learn launches Academic Accelerator to bridge Australia's IT skills gap, offering an alternative, flexible, and affordable path to a traditional higher education in ICT, amidst a shortage crisis.
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HSBC survey reveals businesses value human touch in AI era
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HSBC survey shows a significant majority of businesses see the human touch as key, despite fears AI may cost jobs in the future.
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Certinia report examines motivation in consultants
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A new survey by Certinia has revealed the key differences between US and APAC business consultants' motivations.
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50th graduate from DC designer pathway programme
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B&W Engineering, a global leader in data centre design, enrols its 50th graduate into their comprehensive Global Graduate Pathway Programme, paving a clear career path for new talent.
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Egress & Make-A-Wish UK forge innovative tech partnership
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Cybersecurity firm Egress announces a partnership with Make-A-Wish UK, donating 23 computers and providing tech skills to boost the charity's digital infrastructure.
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CEOs fear AI & climate change could sink firms – report
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Global CEOs voice rising concern over long-term corporate sustainability, citing advancements in AI and climate disruption, as per PwC survey.
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Digital skills academy launched for UK tech entrepreneurs
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Barclays has initiated the Eagle Labs Academy, a free digital platform to foster and equip UK's future tech entrepreneurs.
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DPA spotlights need for digital support in teaching
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The Digital Poverty Alliance's latest white paper sheds light on the urgent need for digital skill training among teachers.
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New research uncovers influences on talent in 'AI age'
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New research by Handshake reveals shifting dynamics in early talent attraction, with 55% deterred by negative company reviews and 48% drawn to roles incorporating AI tools.
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AI chatbots posing risks of terrorism incitement – expert
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AI chatbots could potentially radicalise new waves of violent extremists, underscoring the need for revised terrorism laws.
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Many organisations still lack formal IT security training in 2024
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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In 2024, over 30% of organisations fail to execute cybersecurity drills regularly, and 40% lack proper IT security training.
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Digital skills improvement lags due to tech demands, says CIM study
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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Evolving technology demands widen skills gap amid digital competences improvement in most industries, states CIM report.
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Debate sparks over UK's 'Productivity Agenda' & role of digitalisation
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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Productivity Agenda debate intensifies amid discussions on the role of digitalisation in boosting UK's productivity growth.
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Fortune 500 firm wins International Cyber League Financial Cup 2023
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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An undisclosed Fortune 500 firm has triumphed in the International Cyber League Financial Cup 2023, a global cybersecurity contest.
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Unleashing migrant tech talent to combat Australia's skills gap
Fri, 1st Dec 2023
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A guide by Settlement Services International and the Australian Computer Society reveals how migrant tech talent could help Australia address its 60,000 strong tech skills deficit.
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Digital skills deficit hampers Australia's construction sector progress
Wed, 29th Nov 2023
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Australia's construction sector struggles with digital skill gaps, causing inefficiencies, delays, and increased project costs.
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NSW launches initiative to bridge projected digital skills gap by 2030
Wed, 29th Nov 2023
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NSW launches pioneering venture, the Digital Skills and Workforce Compact, to address expected 85,000 digital worker shortfall by 2030.