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.

The list includes:

  • AI algorithms and hardware accelerators
  • machine learning
  • natural language processing.

List of critical technologies in the national interest

Find out more about the 63 technologies listed.

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 Artificial Intelligence Graduates

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

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.

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