Queensland’s information and communication technology (ICT) and multimedia sector has developed a reputation for world leading expertise in:
- information security
- 3D animation special effects and post-production services
- game development
- products and services to support industries such as mining, agriculture, health, transport and tourism.
Key industries including the life sciences, defence, mining, advanced manufacturing, food and agriculture work closely with ICT providers, who provide analysis and management of large-scale data sets.
The Queensland Government coordinates ICT policy across all agencies including implementing the state’s ICT Strategy and the Digital1st Strategy, and working closely with key industry stakeholders.
Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Details of 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory. Most Queensland’s universities undertake pure or applied ICT and multimedia research.
Digital economy centres
More than 60 key Queensland-based institutes, facilities, precincts, and centres are involved ICT and multimedia research, big data and large system development and management.
Digital economy research centres
When, not if, businesses will be hit by new deepfake scams: be prepared
Organisations are at high risk of reputational damage, extortion and IP theft by synthetic media - AI generated content, such as deepfakes, are so realistic that humans can’t tell them apart from authentic media up to 50 per cent of the time.
New tech transforming construction skills training
New tech-advanced training methods for construction workers have been tested in an Australia-first study into the effectiveness of training delivered using virtual reality. The three-year project involved a partnership of leading researchers from QUT, Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) and Next World Enterprise, with support from several registered training operators.
Small, fast-growing reef fishes evolved in a warming ocean
James Cook University scientists have found coral reef fish developed faster growth rates in the warm oceans of the past, 50 to 60 million years ago. These small and fast-growing fishes epitomise the productive coral reefs of today.
ARC Training Centre for Behavioural Insights for Technology Adoption opens
A QUT-researcher led training centre, the $6.5 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Behavioural Insights for Technology Adoption (BITA), has officially opened today. (May 17).