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President’s Report February 2023

As this is my first President’s Report for 2023, I’d like to begin by wishing all members a Happy New Year. I hope your Christmas and New Year break was a happy and safe one. Some of the things that… Continue Reading…

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ChatGPT: students could use AI to cheat, but it’s a chance to rethink assessment altogether

Sam Illingworth Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University ChatGPT is a powerful language model developed by OpenAI that has the ability to generate human-like text, making it capable of engaging in natural language conversations. This technology has the potential to revolutionise the way we… Continue Reading…

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ChatGPT as a programmer?

David Stonier-Gibson Does ChatGPT have any use in computer programming? I took it for a spin. I saw something online about a fellow who used ChatGPT to write a WordPress plugin for his wife. Well, I barely know what WordPress… Continue Reading…

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Device transmits radio waves with almost no power – without violating the laws of physics

Zerina Kapetanovic7-8 minutes This experimental setup shows an ultra-low-power wireless communications device that could one day be used in tiny remote sensors. Zerina Kapetanovic, CC BY-ND Published: January 25, 2023 12.23am AEDT Authors  Joshua R. Smith Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering… Continue Reading…

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ChatGPT: God, religion and so much more

This ChatGPT conversation blew my mind. For one thing it without doubt blows the Turing Test out of the water. It is a 2-way conversation between my good friend, an Italian/Canadian/American named Fred, and ChatGPT. Fred has Christian faith, but… Continue Reading…

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How to maximise savings from your home solar system and slash your power bills

Wasim Saman Soaring electricity prices have made 15% of Aussies think about installing solar panels, a recent survey found. Another 6% were already weighing up the move, on top of the 28% who had panels. With costs falling, the average system size is… Continue Reading…

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March monthly meeting guest

The March 2023 monthly meeting will be a hybrid (Zoom or Room) meeting. Our guest is Brendan Lewis. Title = “A story on Old people in America and Artificial Intelligence” Brendan Lewis is a seasoned technology leader with extensive experience… Continue Reading…

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Digital Transducers: What?

Phil Sorrentino, Contributing Writer, The Computer Club, FL Computer Input Devices are transducers. They convert the user’s physical actions into commands that the computer can understand and use. Technically speaking, a transducer is a device that converts one form of… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report – November 2022

Neil Muller After welcoming members to the November meeting of East SIG, host Frank Maher outlined the night’s agenda below: Presentation 1: Q&A with Georg Skarbek Presentation 2: Reducing Vulnerability to Scams by John Swale Presentation 3: Man-in-the-Middle Scams by Dave Botherway… Continue Reading…

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