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Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

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Generative AI presents new and innovative opportunities for government and an increasing number of new AI tools and models are now easily available. However, due to their rapid evolution there is a need and growing demand for guidance to support the consideration and assessment of the risks involved in their use.

In response, the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), in collaboration with the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR), has developed advice for government agencies to use as the basis for providing guidance to their staff. This advice is available through the Australian Government Architecture as the Interim guidance for agencies on government use of generative Artificial Intelligence platforms.

The DTA and DISR will continue to investigate the need for whole-of-government policies and standards relating to the responsible use of AI in government.

The whole of government focus is targeted specifically towards providing better structure to close the current gap in practical guidance within Government, for translating existing AI principles into practice. The information is intended to increase confidence to uptake AI in Australian Government agencies, through clarity on informing appropriate design, build and usage of AI technologies.

Capabilities

This standard supports digital solutions in the following capability.
CAP55

Artificial Intelligence

Policies

This standard assists in meeting the requirements of the following policies.
POL14

Artificial Intelligence policy (Position)

Designs

The following designs show how to achieve the intent of this standard.
The NSW Artificial Intelligence Assurance Framework assists agencies to design, build and use AI-enabled products and solutions.
In July 2023, the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) released initial interim guidance on government use of publicly available generative artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. Click here to see the current guidance. For previous…
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