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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology released a discussion paper on 5 April 2019. This paper sought to encourage conversations on how we should design, develop, deploy and operate AI in Australia. In particular, we sought feedback on the draft AI ethics principles presented in the discussion paper.

You Said

We received more than 130 submissions from government, business, academia, non-government organisations and individuals.

Submissions generally supported a principles based framework to guide the design, development, deployment and operation of AI in Australia. However, feedback suggests the draft principles need to be clarified to better explain:

  • how they can be applied in practice by organisations, and
  • how they interact with each other

Read a summary of consultation feedback.

We Did

We analysed the submissions and engaged with AI experts from business, academia and community groups to help analyse the feedback. This enabled us to develop the revised set of AI ethics principles.

Read the finalised AI ethics principles.

Developing a set of AI ethics principles is just the first step in the development of the AI Ethics Framework. The next step will focus on developing guidance to help organisations to apply the principles in their work.