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Byte Into IT - 5 August 2015

August 5th, 2015

Episode 374 of 410 episodes

On this week's Byte: Guests: Envato is the leading marketplace globally for a whole lot of useful creative assets - Venessa Paech joins the team to discuss the amazing stuff you can find on Envato, as well as the upcoming Swarm Conference, two days of community management goodness, in Sydney September 2-3. Machine Learning and neural networks are only getting more exciting (and confusing) - Melbourne Machine Learning and AI Meetup Organiser Andy Kitchen comes into studio to help get our heads around the possibilities. News in Depth: It's official - Macs are now vulnerable to firmware worms - no-one is safe anymore. Wireless charging is here - check out uBeam. A host of eminent people (including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking) have written an open letter urging a ban on military robots. News in Brief: Remember Mr. Burger's 2014 YouTube joke about delivering burgers via drone? Well, Monash University's IT and Engineering departments, working with Right Angle Studios, gave it a go at their recent Open Day. Events and Opportunities: While we're on drones, Matthew Sleeth's A Drone Opera, presented by Arts House and Experimedia Arts, explores the rapidly developing technology through an experimental multimedia performance featuring drones, their pilots, and opera singers (!), Arts House at Meat Market, 5 Blackwell St North Melbourne, Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September, 7:30pm. Join in Finland's global Quantum Game Jam, taking video prompts from quantum scientists and creating games out of them in 48 hours! Media Lab Melbourne, 136A Cromwell St Collingwood, Friday 18 - Sunday 20 September. Presented by Vanessa Toholka and Simon Leo Brown. Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!

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