NSW Government to convene AI summit


By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 13 August, 2019


NSW Government to convene AI summit

The NSW Government will hold an AI Thought Leaders’ Summit on 29 November 2019, bringing together experts to consider how the government can most effectively use AI for policymaking.

Experts from government, academia, industry and science will convene at the inaugural AI summit to explore possibilities and opportunities for AI utilisation across government agencies, including consideration of the NSW AI ethics framework.

“AI has the potential to transform service delivery and make life easier for people, and this summit is an opportunity to learn from some of the country’s top experts,” said Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello.

“This summit will identify next steps for the use of AI in NSW and test the NSW AI ethics framework and AI strategy, both of which are being developed.

According to the Minister, AI is already being used to manage the NSW train fleet, predict the location of bushfires and predict water pipe failures.

Researchers have estimated that productivity gains from automation, including AI, could add $2.2 trillion to Australia’s national income between 2015 and 2030.

But any “use or expansion of AI must be subject to the right oversight mechanisms, including privacy, to prevent misuse”, the Minister said.

More details about the summit will come later. You can sign up for updates by emailing policylab@finance.nsw.gov.au.

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