Australia has well recognised the promise of AI to change our lives for better.
In 2019, Australia hosted its first National AI summit – Techtonic – which brought together over a hundred experts from across the country to discuss the future of AI. The launch Australia’s AI Ethics Framework laid the foundations for a responsible, ethical and human-centric AI future, and Australia’s AI Technology Roadmap identified three high potential areas for Australia to create jobs, drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of current and future generations.
In 2020, the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources worked closely with industry, researchers and the community to test ideas and inform the development of an Australian AI Action Plan.
Tim’s session will walk through the experiences and lessons learnt along Australia’s journey. It will highlight the role of industry, academia and community engagement to progress Australia’s AI agenda, and how opportunities to work with businesses and international partners have helped to shape a trusted, responsible AI future.