Australia Plans Safe AI Laws After NSTC Report Released.
Australia Plans Safe AI Laws – The Australian Government is taking further steps to ensure the growth of artificial intelligence technologies (AI) in Australia is safe and responsible.
The Government has released 2 papers to begin a discussion to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place in relation to AI technologies. The Government’s Safe and Responsible AI in Australia Discussion Paper canvasses existing regulatory and governance responses in Australia and overseas, identifies potential gaps and proposes several options to strengthen the framework governing the safe and responsible use of AI.
Meanwhile, the National Science and Technology Council’s paper Rapid Response Report: Generative AI assesses potential risks and opportunities in relation to AI, providing a scientific basis for discussions about the way forward.
“Using AI safely and responsibly is a balancing act the whole world is grappling with at the moment,” said Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science.
“The upside is massive, whether it’s fighting superbugs with new AI-developed antibiotics or preventing online fraud. But there need to be appropriate safeguards to ensure the safe and responsible use of AI.
“We’ve made a good start, thanks to the Government’s $A41 million investment in AI for industry and our strong advocacy in this space,” Husic said. “This is about what we do next to build trust and public confidence in these critical technologies.”
You can see the Safe and Responsible AI in Australia discussion paper here and The National Science and Technology Council’s paper Rapid Response Report: Generative AI here – there’s more SEN news here.
“Australia Plans Safe AI Laws After NSTC Report Released.”