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Building sovereign AI capability is vital for Australia. AI will support and grow the industries our economy relies on, create new opportunities and help us sit at the global table with other high-achieving AI nations.
The question for Australia is whether we want to actively participate in this new global information-based and AI-driven market, or succumb to it.
It might seem cheaper at first, but buying off-the-shelf AI systems places Australian data in the hands of foreign technology companies — and that has risks.
The government’s early investment in frontier AI technology is starting to bear fruit as the state sees a nascent community of more than 50 AI and AI-enabled businesses, ranging from start-ups to global multinationals, tapping into world-class research and extensive datasets and applying analytical tools to get the edge in competitive markets.
With global AI investments growing, Australia will need to remain internationally competitive in a world of expanding AI capabilities and AI-enabled operations.
The worry of unattended luggage at an airport terminal or train station might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new project that will see AI used to identify when objects are left behind at busy public transport locations.
With AI research talent in extreme demand, specialist hybrid academic-industry roles can lead to growth in jobs and skills, and help build tech 'ecosystems' around top university campuses.
The factors that limit the growth and expansion of AI are very different for Australia than for the rest of the world.