Report: The Effective and Ethical Development of Artificial Intelligence

A panel of experts, including Professor Neil Levy has published a report on the opportunities and risks of AI.

The project examined the potential that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have in enhancing Australia’s wellbeing, lifting the economy, improving environmental sustainability and creating a more equitable, inclusive and fair society. Placing society at the core of AI development, the report analyses the opportunities, challenges and prospects that AI technologies present, and explores considerations such as workforce, education, human rights and our regulatory environment.

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more advanced its applications will become increasingly complex and will find their place in homes, work places and cities.

AI offers broad-reaching opportunities, but uptake also carries serious implications for human capital, social inclusion, privacy and cultural values to name a few. These must be considered to pre-empt responsible deployment.

The project was supported by the Australian Research Council; the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) expert working group comprised of:

Professor Toby Walsh FAA (co-chair)
Professor Neil Levy FAHA (co-chair)
Professor Genevieve Bell FTSE
Professor Anthony Elliot FASSA
Professor Fiona Wood AM FAHMS
Professor James Maclaurin
Professor Iven Mareels FTSE

The report "The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing" is available here.