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Computing turns 60

This is a collection of eight articles that mark the 60th anniversary of the first computer in an Australian university. The series covers topics from the history of computing, its role in studying global health or species conservation, and how computers can help understand the brain.

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The Conversation: Algorithm

A series of explanatory articles about how algorithms work, be it applied to chess, the spread of social media, art, conservation, or artificial intelligence. Articles are authored by recognised experts on the topic. Resource can be used to develop a broad understanding of algorithms and their role in everyday life. The ...

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Jurij Semkiw remembers Australia's first computer, 2006

This is an edited sound recording of 77-year-old Jurij Semkiw talking about Australia's first computer, known as CSIRAC (pronounced 'sigh-rack'), which ran its first simple program in 1949. Semkiw, who was a maintenance engineer on CSIRAC, describes the excitement of being involved in a completely new technology. He also ...