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Machine Learning Institute

When the University of Adelaide announced plans for the new, multi-million dollar Australian Institute for Machine Learning in December, it was seen as a great opportunity for the University to lead further development of this exciting, emerging technology. Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without having to be specifically programmed, allowing for everything […]

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Caitlin’s quest to strengthen our future food supply

As our climate changes, Dr Caitlin Byrt’s research will help secure Australia’s future food supply by improving the productivity of vital crops. As a child, Caitlin Byrt dreamed of living as a hermit in the middle of nowhere, so she could be entirely in touch with nature. These days she uses her knowledge of nature […]

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Could SA be the next Silicon Valley?

Graphene is emerging as the super material of the 21st century, with the potential to change lives and kick-start new industries in the same way that silicon did 60 years ago. With the world beginning to understand just what is possible with graphene, the University of Adelaide is taking a lead to develop exciting commercial […]

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A passion for airway stem cells

A 2018 nominee for South Australian of the Year, Dr Nigel Farrow was a professional musician until his infant daughter, Ella, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. After some soul searching, he decided to give up his career to study science and work to find a cure for this life-limiting disease. Now doing post-doctoral work with […]

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Defence industry momentum building in SA

Australia’s upgrade to the over-the-horizon radar will add to the amazing defence industry momentum building in South Australia. The recent announcement from the Australian Government of the $1.2 billion contract to upgrade one of Australia’s major defence facilities is wonderful news for more than just successful bidders BAE Systems Australia and partners. Having this major […]

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