Cover image of the Artificial Intelligence report.

Artificial Intelligence: Solving problems, growing the economy and improving our quality of life outlines the importance of action for Australia to capture the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), estimated to be worth AU$22.17 trillion to the global economy by 2030.

Published by the Australian Government in November 2019, and codeveloped by CSIRO’s Data61 and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the report identifies strategies to help develop a national AI capability to boost the productivity of Australian industry, create jobs and economic growth, and improve the quality of life for current and future generations.

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The roadmap identifies three high potential areas of AI specialisation for Australia based on the opportunity to solve significant problems at home, export the solutions to the world and build on Australia’s existing strengths.

Artificial Intelligence Specialisations

Solving significant problems at home, exporting the solutions to the world and building-off our strengths.

Three of the high potential areas of artificial intelligence specialisation for Australia:

  1. Natural Resources and Environment
    1. Develops AI for enhanced natural resource management to reduce the costs and improve the productivity of agriculture, mining, fisheries, forestry
      and environmental management.
  2. Health, Ageing and Disability
    1. Develops AI for health, ageing and disability support to reduce costs, improve wellbeing and make quality care accessible for all Australians.
  3. Cities, Towns and Infrastructure
    1. Develops AI for better towns, cities and infrastructure to improve the safety, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and quality of the built environment.

High potential areas of artificial intelligence specialisation for Australia.

This report is intended to help guide future investment in AI and machine learning, and accompanies Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework, a discussion paper prepared by CSIRO’s Data61 and published by the Australian Government in April 2019.

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