Media Release: August 2019 The Board is pleased to announce that Mr Ryan Winn will be joining ACOLA as our new Chief Executive Officer Starting 2 September 2019 Ryan has held various executive roles across the Australian Government over the last decade, including the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He will be joining…
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The idea of robots taking our jobs is not radically new.
But artificial intelligence (AI) is now completely reorganising the global economy. Some estimates of productivity-driven economic growth conclude that AI will contribute approximately $US16 trillion to the global economy by 2030.
Just a few years ago, artificial intelligence was the stuff of science fiction, but scientists say the day when it becomes commonplace is fast approaching.
Some estimate that by 2030, the industry could be worth more than $22 trillion globally. But a major report released today suggests Australia may miss out unless it implements a national strategy to ensure the country takes advantage of the emerging technology.
Professor Neil Levy, Macquarie University
Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s chief scientist
Associate Professor Matthew Garratt, UNSW Canberra
SYDNEY, July 30 (Xinhua) — The continued development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can “enhance Australia’s well-being, lift the economy, improve environmental sustainability and create a more equitable, inclusive and fair society,” said a new report on Tuesday by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enhance Australia’s wellbeing, lift the economy, improve environmental sustainability and create a more inclusive and fair society, say the authors of a major report on AI. However, AI also comes with important global risks including unemployment, cyber-crime and the development of AI enabled weapons. Australians need to decide what kind of AI-enabled future we want, as the future impact of AI on society will be determined by decisions made today, say the authors.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has incredible potential to improve lives and create a better world, but the stakes are high and the consequences will be disastrous if the technology is misused.
Those are the findings of a new “horizon scanning” report by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), titled The Effective and Ethical Development of Artificial Intelligence – An Opportunity to Improve our Wellbeing.