Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful technology that can boost the economy, raise incomes and improve our quality of life.
AI can perform tasks defined by humans. But, these technologies don’t need explicit guidance from a human. They can help solve challenges we face in areas like:
- health and welfare
- infrastructure and transport
Australian industries can use AI to improve the efficiency, safety and quality of their processes and services.
Future of AI in Australia
The government is committed to creating an environment where AI helps the Australian economy and society thrive.
We are working across government, industry, academics, and the community to:
- explore the role of AI in Australia’s future
- develop policy
- build our artificial intelligence capability
What we’re working on now
We are exploring what the focus of Australian AI policy should be in the future.
To develop ideas and actions, we are working with expert stakeholders through workshops and forums.
AI Ethics Framework
For Australia to realise the benefits of AI, citizens need to be able to trust that AI systems are safe, secure and reliable.
We are developing a voluntary AI Ethics Framework to help guide businesses and governments looking to design, develop, and implement AI in Australia.
- 8 AI Ethics Principles to encourage organisations using AI systems to strive for the best outcomes for Australians
- developing guidance to help businesses apply the principles in their work
We are piloting the approach with a small number of organisations. We are keen to hear from any other organisations applying the AI ethics principles. Let us know your feedback by emailing Artificial.Intelligence@industry.gov.au.
If you want to know more about the consultation so far, read the discussion paper, published submissions and key takeaways.
Industry grants for AI projects
Round 6 of the Cooperative Research Centres Program provided $25 million for AI projects.
The round aimed to:
- address gaps in Australia's AI and machine learning capability
- deliver tangible outcomes for Australian businesses
- improve our global competitiveness
Read about the successful recipients from the AI priority round on business.gov.au.
The government is supporting students to learn more about AI.
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