The leader of the team that developed TraceTogether, a Singapore Government app for tracing coronavirus contacts, has cautioned that any app using technology alone for a contact tracing system would be of no use unless those in charge of it were working with public health authorities right from the start.

Australian Red Cross has rolled out a self-isolator outreach platform to provide psychological first aid support during the Covid-19 pandemic in less than a week using Microsoft technology.

Australian-listed energy company AGL Energy is leveraging technology from unified communications vendor Avaya to enable its office-based contact centre agents to work remotely from home in response to the COVID 19 crisis.

Google Cloud has launched a virtual agent support program designed to help healthcare, public health, and non-profit industries quickly build and deploy chatbots that can help serve their customers who are looking for information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The My Health Record digital health program says technology is poised to further help Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic through electronic prescriptions that will allow people convenient access to their medicines to people practising social distancing and self-isolation.

Germany-based remote control and collaboration software provider TeamViewer has made its online collaboration software solution Blizz available for free to schools and universities forced into remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia’s healthcare system must quickly incorporate technologies including remote consulting, wearable monitors and full digitisation if it is to meet the challenges of the coming decade, an investigation by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has found.

The University of Sydney says it has used Microsoft cognitive services to build an AI-infused bot in “double-quick time” that responds to student enquiries about COVID-19 and provides instant answers to many of their questions.

South Australia-based Myriota, a connectivity provider for nanosatellite Internet of Things devices, undertaken a $28 million series B funding round led by industry superannuation fund Hostplus and Main Sequence Ventures, the company has announced.

A doctoral candidate from Southern Cross University is using drones to measure the size of whales as she studies various aspects of the lifecycles of these denizens of the ocean.

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