In our rush to develop AI capability in Australia are we ignoring the risks of AI?
Map to the future: Australian Government releases a roadmap for developing AI capability in Australia
The global race to lead in AI is underway. The Commonwealth Government has recently contributed to the discussion with the release of Australia's AI Roadmap. It promotes strategies designed to advance Australia's AI capability and realise AI's potential for boosting industry productivity, creating jobs and economic growth, and improving the quality of life for Australians.
Interest and investment in AI continues to grow in both the public and private sectors as technology advances and offers innovative solutions to challenging problems.
Australia's Artificial Intelligence Roadmap identifies 3 high potential areas of AI specialisation to maximise the economic, environmental and social benefits to Australia:
- healthy ageing
- cities and infrastructure
- natural resources and environment.
The report signals that data governance and information privacy will be key areas to watch in the development of AI.
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