Embrace & Upskill


 Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents significant opportunities to deliver economic and social benefits, the use of AI also introduces significant risks which need to be considered, according to the Tasmanian Peak Industry Body for the Information, Communication & Technology Sector, TasICT.

In 2023, the Federal Government undertook an industry consultation process on ‘safe and responsible AI in Australia’ and has just released its interim response. Further details on this can be found here https://consult.industry.gov.au/supporting-responsible-ai

 Technology is rapidly advancing, and Tasmania’s future lies in embracing sensible change and upskilling public service, private enterprise and citizens to ensure they are not left behind.

 At the recent KPMG/TasICT Navigating AI event, panellists Minister Madeline Ogilvie and Dr Justin Thurley, spoke about the Tasmanian Government’s participation with other State and Federal Governments, in development of ethical principles for use of AI and required changes to Australian Government frameworks to support this. Tasmanian Government are well advanced with development of draft guidelines for use and deployment of AI in State Government. 

TasICT would like to see State Government invest further in engagement between Government and industry on technology issues with the aim of supporting Tasmanian businesses to securely adopt and responsibly use emerging technologies including, but not limited to, generative AI.  

TasICT President, David Mills, said “Government investment in supporting development of initiates to leverage emerging technologies, will be one of the focus items TasICT will lobby both parties on as part of the upcoming State election campaigns”

TasICT President David Mills