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David Tuffley

Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals. David is an engaging science communicator of many years experience.

David came to the world of technology from the Humanities, having studied Psychology, Anthropology, Classical Rhetoric and English literature at the University of Queensland. David is an accomplished professional speaker and forum moderator.

David's formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (all from Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology (University of Queensland). David also completed an Associate Diploma in Health Surveying at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT), working as a Health Surveyor in Ayr and Charleville (1978-1981).

Philanthropy's tech billionaire reboot could be good for policymaking

Dec 29, 2016 22:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

A new kind of philanthropist is emerging in the 21st century. They show little interest in the old philanthropic model - attending galas and endowing their alma mater. Today, relatively young technology billionaires are...

How can doctors use technology to help them diagnose?

Oct 25, 2016 18:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology Health

In Japans first reported case of artificial intelligence saving someones life, an AI has succeeded where a team of skilled human doctors did not. A woman with a rare type of leukaemia was correctly diagnosed by the AI....

How to tell if your boss is a psychopath – and what to do about it

Aug 29, 2016 07:56 am UTC| Life

Being in business calls for a determined if not ruthless mindset, the ability to be confident and in control, and to be forceful, calculating, and a meticulous planner. Attributes that few possess. But there is one...

Can big data studies know your thoughts and predict who will win an election?

Aug 09, 2016 06:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology Politics

Who will win the battle for the White House to become the next President of the United States is a topic of hot debate. Much of that debate is taking place online, with plenty of people blogging, tweeting or updating...

Getting to know you: the robot assistant who can second-guess your every need

May 17, 2016 02:52 am UTC| Technology

Its here a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day, and yes, become our trusted friend. Science fiction is becoming science fact. As sci-fi writer William Gibson has apparently noted: The...

What to do when machines take our jobs? Give everyone free money for doing nothing

Apr 05, 2016 00:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

It was Groucho Marx who said, While money cant buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery. Quite true, but what if theres no money coming in from work because your jobs been taken over by a...

How online advertising can work in a world of ad blockers

Feb 18, 2016 04:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Ask online advertisers what their biggest headache is today, and they will probably say ad blockers, which are browser extensions and add-ons that can remove adverts from websites. The growth of ad blocking has been...

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Economy

Australian bonds surge ahead of RBA Governor Lowe’s speech

Australian government bonds surged during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Australian bonds jump in silent trading ahead of RBA Assistant Governor Kent’s speech

Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce announces duties on Chinese steel racks to counter malpractice

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed duties on steel racks and parts from China. The United States, in 2017, imported $200 million worth of the...

Australian bonds remain range-bound in muted trading session; RBA’s Lowe, Kent speeches eyed

Australian government bonds traded range bound during Asian session Friday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias Phillip Lowe and...

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution a new era involving the application of digitisation and...

Politics

Can protecting land promote employment? In New England, the answer is yes

Protecting land from development provides numerous ecological and social benefits, but many people debate whether it hurts or helps local economies. Some worry that land protection will inhibit economic growth by...

US Dem presidential primaries: Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

The next US presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. Incumbent president Donald Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee, but there is a contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The...

Archive documents reveal the US and UK's role in the dying days of apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But its easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where...

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Science

HIV vaccine enters phase 2 of clinical trials in China

An HIV vaccine being developed by Chinese scientists is slated to enter phase 2 of clinical trials with over 100 participants. This follows a landmark victory reported recently in the United States where researchers killed...

Better treatment for ovarian cancer could be available soon

A group of researchers recently reported identifying a specific enzyme that they found to be speeding up the spread of a certain deadly type of ovarian cancer cells. By targeting it, they came up with a way to reverse that...

How big is the Moon? Let me compare ...

Even though we can see the Moon shining brightly in the night sky and sometimes in daylight its hard to put into perspective just how large, and just how distant, our nearest neighbour actually is. So just how big is...

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Technology

Will movie companies succeed vs. YTS?

YTS is facing a lawsuit filed by studios known for producing movies starring Bruce Willis, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Statham. But it was recently reported that representatives of YTS are seeking to deal with the case...

‘Black Ops 4’ partners with a vet artist to launch

Black Ops 4 released its Call of Duty Endowment package that is aimed at helping vets getting jobs after their service ended and eased that transition back to civilian life. The pack will cost $2.99, and all proceeds will...

‘GTA 6’ to have its first female lead?

The anticipation for GTA 6 still hasnt died down despite Rockstar and Take-Two maintaining their silence about the games development. Part of the reason why the excitement is persisting is due to the various rumors that...

‘Fornite’ to host World Cup tournament with $30M prize pool

Its only two days away before Fortnite celebrates its second birthday and players cant wait to see what sort of surprise Epic has come up with this time. But while the games player base is anticipating something positive,...

‘Diablo 3’ Season 18 could be the Season of Worship

Diablo 3 Season 18 is still a few months away, and the games player base is expecting a lot from the upcoming expansion. While Blizzard has yet to announce a theme for it, many have already suggested their own versions of...
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