AIIA CEO, Simon Bush said: “The AI regulation discussion paper and accompanying background paper released today by the Albanese Government is welcomed by the AIIA as we work to build responsible and trusted frameworks to guide the development of AI. We look forward to working with all governments to discuss and develop appropriate regulation that supports the safe use and development of AI. The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI in particular has understandably resulted in governments taking interest in where these transformative technologies are heading and their impact on society.
“We support a principle by design approach to AI regulation, preventing inappropriate technology from being developed and made available by technology companies. It is vital for Australia to work with other countries where these technologies are being developed including the G7 nations, as well as through key alliances such as the AUKUS (alliance between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia) and the Quad arrangement (with the USA, Japan and India). Collaborating to find the common principles can help guide consistent global regulation, essential for trade and the sharing of technology. Moving together with industry and allies will produce the most appropriate regulations that support creativity and support innovation.
“We’re looking forward to thoroughly reading the AI papers released by the Government today and putting forward the recommendations of our members on the best way to ensure that AI technologies are well understood, adopted with principles that align with our values and where specific use cases exist, and support appropriate AI regulation and frameworks. The fast pace of development means any regulations need to be flexible to move with changes and innovations. There are incredible economic opportunities presented by the range of technologies captured by AI. We need Australia to be adaptive, ready and supportive of harnessing these possibilities.”
The AIIA is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at fuelling Australia’s future social and economic prosperity through tech innovation and remains committed to working with all levels of Government to secure Australia’s digital future.