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.

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

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 coordinates Australia’s AI expertise and capabilities to address barriers for small and medium enterprises.

Next Generation Graduate Program, CSIRO

The program attracts and trains the next generation of AI and emerging technology specialists

AI Adopt Program

The program will fund centres to help Australian businesses adopt AI. We ran a competitive grant process to select entities to deliver it.

Supporting safe and responsible AI

The government has listened to feedback on AI and is acting to ensure AI system design, development and deployment in Australia is safe and reliable. Our actions will focus on AI in high-risk settings, so AI in low-risk settings can continue largely unimpeded. The government’s interim response expands on the next steps it will take to:

  • prevent harm through testing, transparency and accountability measures 
  • clarify and strengthen laws to safeguard citizens
  • work internationally to support the safe development and deployment of AI
  • maximise the benefits of AI.

Rapid research report on generative AI

The National Science and Technology Council’s report informed our consultation on responsible AI.

AI guidance for government

We are helping the Australian Public Service engage with and deploy AI safely, ethically and responsibly.

Australia’s voluntary AI ethics principles

This work draws on the development of Australia’s AI ethics framework which 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.

Meet the AI Expert Group

The government has set up a temporary AI expert group. The group will advise us on testing, transparency and accountability measures for AI in legitimate, but high-risk settings to ensure our AI systems are safe.

Professor Bronwyn Fox
CSIRO Chief Scientist, represents Australia on the panel overseeing the international Frontier AI State of the Science report.
Aurélie Jacquet
A leading figure in the development of responsible artificial intelligence systems, Chair of Australia’s national AI standards committee, OECD expert on AI risks, and advisor on international AI certification initiatives.
Dr Terri Janke
An international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP).
Angus Lang SC
A leading legal practitioner and sought after contributor on intellectual property law and AI, addressing developments in Australia and Europe.
Professor Simon Lucey
Director of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning at the University of Adelaide, with a background in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and research spanning computer vision, machine learning, and robotics.
Professor Jeannie Paterson
Founding co-director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, and leading contributor to legal and regulatory reform processes in Australia and internationally.
Professor Ed Santow
Co-founder of the Human Technology Institute, leading major initiatives to promote human-centred artificial intelligence.
Professor Nicolas Suzor
A Future Fellow at QUT, a Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society, and expert on the governance of digital technologies.
Professor Toby Walsh
Widely recognised voice on AI development, with leading roles at Data 61 and UNSW, and numerous international fellowships.
Professor Kimberlee Weatherall
A Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.
Professor Peta Wyeth
An internationally recognised researcher on human computer interaction, human-centred artificial intelligence, and design practice and management.
Bill Simpson Young
Co-founder and CEO of Gradient Institute, founded to accelerate the ethical progress of AI-based systems, and leading technologist for the safe and responsible use of AI.

Partnering 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.

Latest news

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New expert group will help guide the future of safe and responsible AI in Australia

The temporary group is part of the Australian Government’s interim response to the safe and responsible AI consultation.
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Australia and Singapore show compatibility between AI governance frameworks

We worked with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and industry partners National Australian Bank (NAB) and Tookitaki to test both country’s AI ethics principles. The…
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The Australian Government’s interim response to safe and responsible AI consultation

Find out how community feedback will influence regulation of AI in Australia.

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