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Scientists, industry and governments in Australia agree the potential of artificial intelligence is profound and profitable, estimated to be worth AU$22.17 trillion to the global economy by 2030. But the enthusiasm carries with it caution about AI misuse or abuse. There are fears the technology could heighten and automate biases,

You would thinking flying in a plane would be more dangerous than driving a car. In reality it’s much safer, partly because the aviation industry is heavily regulated. Airlines must stick to strict standards for safety, testing, training, policies and procedures, auditing and oversight. And when things do go wrong,

If, like me, you worked in privacy about ten years ago, you’ve probably felt like that ghost rider on the freeway. Listening to the radio, knowing for sure you were doing things right, you hear an emergency broadcast announce that there’s one ghost rider around where you are driving. Seeing

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for tighter rules on how AI and emerging technologies are developed, saying it is alarmed by some of the current use of the technology. The Commission wants to ensure accountability and the rule of law are upheld in a world where machines and

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Some of Australia’s largest companies have signed up to trial the government’s new set of artificial intelligence principles, designed to reduce the risks associated with the technology. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI will test the principles to ensure they deliver “practical benefits” as part of the federal

Exponential advancements in automation and robotics are happening now, and while most are useful to mankind, they have also spelt disaster in instances where control has been lost, resulting in accidents, injuries and human harm. As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more sophisticated, humans will be required to develop new ways

Microsoft today announced it is partnering with OpenAI, an Elon Musk-founded company that develops sophisticated AI technology under a charter mandating it benefits humanity.  The tech giant will invest US$1 billion in the partnership which is aimed at improving its own cloud based AI offerings and the sophistication of technology

The Wall St. Journal wrote in a March 1, 2019 article that the Need for AI Ethicists Becomes Clearer as Companies Admit Tech’s Flaws. I’m all for ethics being applied to an uncharted technological domain that could have tremendous consequences. But what’s being described sounds more like “AI business risk

Some of Australia’s largest enterprises, including the big four banks, will soon have access to customer empathy metrics in their customer engagement and decisioning software. Pegasystems, an enterprise software company best known for its process automation and CRM, will add new empathy tools to its decisioning platform at the end

Australia has joined 41 other nations in backing a set of global principles to ensure artificial intelligence systems are designed to be robust, safe, fair and trustworthy. Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital Experience Awards. Simple. Fast. Easy. The non-binding OECD agreement has been signed overnight by all 36 member