Australia’s AI Action Plan – where does it take us?
The Australian government released its Artificial Intelligence Action Plan as part of the May 2021 budget.
Where has the government decided to spend its AI money?
A summary of findings from the pilots suggested the following:
Businesses buying AI solutions recognised that they could not outsource their accountability for AI ethics.
The one glaring gap in the Commonwealth government’s AI strategy and action plan is a process to develop a coordinated governance framework around the development, use and procurement of AI services within commonwealth government agencies. This is where the NSW Government has taken a clear lead, setting out a mandatory customer service circular which all NSW Government agencies need to adhere to. There is practical guidance on adhering to principles, assessing risk, managing data, sourcing AI solutions, meeting legal obligations and more.