Artificial intelligence

We are committed to ensuring all Australians share the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI).

AI presents opportunities to grow our economy, create jobs and improve our lives.

AI technologies are:

  • helping small businesses better understand their customers
  • transforming local manufacturing to be more competitive
  • enabling us to manage our environment and resources more efficiently
  • solving significant national challenges like bushfires and health.

Promoting and protecting AI technology

The Australian Government identified AI as a critical technology in the national interest.

List of Critical Technologies in the National Interest

Find out more about the technologies on the list.

Developing and adopting AI

We are supporting Australia to become a global leader in developing and adopting trusted, secure and responsible AI.

National Artificial Intelligence Centre, CSIRO’s Data61

The centre is coordinating Australia’s AI expertise and capabilities to address barriers for small and medium enterprises.

Next Generation Graduate Program, CSIRO

The program is attracting and training the next generation of AI and emerging technology specialists.

Progressing ethical AI

Australians need to be able to trust that AI systems are safe, secure and reliable for us to realise its benefits. As innovation in AI speeds up, we need to make sure we can keep taking advantage of it while protecting Australians.

Ethics framework

Australia’s AI ethics framework includes 8 principles that organisations can apply to:

  • achieve better outcomes with AI
  • reduce the risks of negative impacts
  • practice the highest standards of ethical business and good governance.

We’re progressing the framework by:

  • piloting the principles with Australian businesses
  • working with agencies to encourage greater uptake and consistency with the principles.

Collaborating internationally on responsible AI

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

Australia is collaborating on the responsible use and development of AI as a founding member of the GPAI.

Bletchley Declaration on AI safety

Australia and 27 other countries signed the declaration at the AI Safety Summit in the United Kingdom.

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Australia signs international declaration on AI safety

The Bletchley Declaration commits to the safe, ethical and responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI).
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Grant funding to bring AI and emerging technology graduate students into regions

The Next Generation Graduates Program grants give business and industry support to work with talented Honours, Masters and PhD students. Applications for this round open until 25 October…

Join our virtual town hall on responsible AI

We’re hosting a panel and public conversation on 31 July.