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Tuesday, 16 February 2010 15:06

Big corporates add muscle to One Laptop Per Child

The Commonwealth Bank's chief information officer will visit Darwin tomorrow for meetings with Aboriginal elders to garner additional support for the One Laptop Per Child programme in advance of the roll out of the next version of the machine.

Published in Open Source
Researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK have created an automatic system to spot non-verbal social signals in natural conversation, allowing computers to better understand meaning in speech, and ultimately enabling more intuitive computer interfaces. 

Published in Market
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:29

Cobol, 50 years on and it's still doing its job

COBOL, the ubiquitous computer language that emerged at around the same time as the IT industry itself, has just turned 50 and, according to enterprise applications management company, Micro Focus, despite its age, COBOL still plays a pivotal role in running most of the world’s businesses and public services, from powering almost all global ATM transactions, running nearly three quarters of the world’s business applications, and booking hundreds of holidays every single day.

Published in Market



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