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Australian Human Rights Commission

World Economic Forum 2019

This white paper is a product of the exploration the Australian Human Rights Commission and the World Economic Forum into models of governance and leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) in Australia.

As AI can save lives using problem-solving and prediction, it can also threaten human rights.

In the face of scandal and controversy connected to these new technologies which has led to growing public concern, Australia as a nation must ensure these technologies deliver what Australians need and want as opposed to what they fear.

In this so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ this white paper focuses on whether Australia needs an organisation to take a central role in promoting responsible innovation in AI and related technology.