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Developing and adopting AI to transform Australian businesses

Creating an environment to grow and attract the world’s best AI talent

Using cutting edge AI technologies to solve Australia’s national challenges

Making Australia a global leader in responsible and inclusive AI

AI direct measures

Establish the National AI Centre and 4 AI and Digital Capability Centres to drive a national approach to AI and support adoption

Train the next generation of industry ready AI Graduates

Develop new AI solutions that make Australia stronger

Progress the implementation of Australia’s AI Ethics Principles

Catalyse the AI opportunity in our regions by funding AI projects tailored for regional areas of Australia

Australian Research Council projects, linkages and fellowships that involve AI

CSIRO’s Machine Learning and AI Future Science Platform to turn future challenges into opportunities to invent a better future through AI

Support Australia’s AI values internationally within international forums

Supporting industry-led AI focused Cooperative Research Centres Projects

Establishing the Centre for Augmented Reasoning at the University of Adelaide

Funding AI-focused projects under the Medical Research Future Fund

Promote the benefits of AI through engagement with business and the Australian public

Invest in Defence AI to develop applications for intelligence mission data, and virtual reality and graphics applications.

Driving the growth of technology and digital skills

Modern Manufacturing Strategy to help Australian manufacturing scale-up and become more competitive and resilient

Next Generation Emerging Technology Graduates Program to meet advanced technology needs

National Digital Health Strategy with digital information as the bedrock of high quality healthcare

Review of the Privacy Act to ensure privacy settings empower consumers, protect their data and best serve the Australian economy

Provide advice to Australian small businesses through the Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services program

Digital Skills Cadetship Trial to support innovative approaches to cadetships for digital career paths

Business Research and Innovation Initiative to address challenges faced by government in policy and service delivery areas

Setting standards for the safe and transparent sharing of public sector data

Digital Business-to-Business (B2B) Partnerships Initiative to capitalise on the extensive expertise, scale and service offerings provided by large corporates to drive the digital transformation of Australia’s SMEs.

Establishment and expansion of the Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund to increase the quality and quantity of cyber security professionals, and our broader Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Boosting Female Founders for startup businesses to scale their startups into domestic and global markets

Digital Foundations for Agriculture Strategy to address the major barriers to uptake of digital technologies

The Foundation Skills for Your Future Program – Digital Project Rounds is prioritising projects with a digital skills focus

Boosting the Next Generation of Women in STEM program to increase diversity and support the next generation of women in STEM

Foundational policy settings

Entrepreneurs’ Programme helps businesses innovate and grow

Scoping a Research Commercialisation Scheme to better translate and commercialise university research

Digital Atlas of Australia will allow us to draw unique insights into the Australian economy

Australian Data Strategy to set out how the Australian Government will enhance the effective, safe and secure use of data and provide greater understanding of the government’s policy settings

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive encourages companies to engage in R&D benefiting Australia

Actively targeting global talent who can drive innovation through the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce

The Consumer Data Right gives consumers more choice and control about how their data is used and shared

Tax Incentives for early stage investors in early stage innovation companies

The Job-Ready Graduates package to deliver job-ready graduates in the disciplines needed most, and the JobTrainer Fund is providing additional training places in areas of identified skills need for job seekers and young people

Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (ESVCLP) and Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (VCLP) to increase venture capital investment in Australia

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy to support businesses take on apprentices

Allowing self-assessment of the effective life of certain intangible assets to grow investment in digital technologies

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