In late September 2022, a group of Australia's leading professors of artificial intelligence (AI) met in the Canberra suburb of Kingston to discuss how to better coordinate and accelerate our national research and education effort so that Australia benefits from the AI revolution.
The Kingston AI Group includes 14 leading university professors from eight universities, and the Chair of Robotics Australia Group. Eight are members of the learned academies and five are existing or previous laureate fellows.
As well as driving Australia’s AI research, our members are working with companies to develop transformative commercial AI solutions.
AI is a disruptive technology that is transforming the global economy. It will impact every sector of Australian industry, challenge our national security, and test our democracy. The first movers in AI gain a disproportionate advantage, because of the importance of capturing and controlling the data that drives AI technology.
Countries and companies that have invested in high-level AI capability, data and computing infrastructure, have reaped enormous rewards, and have set the agenda for the quality and performance of the technology that we all now use.
At the Kingston meeting the group agreed that the development of sovereign AI is of critical importance to Australia’s future security and prosperity.
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