Government explores stricter regulations for facial recognition and high-risk AI technologies
The Australian government is considering stricter regulations for facial recognition and other high-risk AI technologies. Industry Minister Ed Husic has released reports aiming to ensure responsible and safe use of AI.
The Australian government is considering the implementation of more stringent regulations for facial recognition and other AI technologies with high-risk potential. Industry Minister Ed Husic has made available two reports with the objective of fortifying regulations to ensure responsible and safe utilisation of AI.
Renowned tech experts have issued warnings about the uncontrolled advancement of AI and the necessity to address associated risks. The Centre for AI Safety has advocated for treating AI as a risk to society. Husic acknowledges the concerns of the community and expresses reservations about relying solely on self-regulation.
In the event that the consultation process identifies areas with significant risks, the government plans to carefully evaluate and implement suitable measures. The objective is to find a harmonious equilibrium between technological advancement and the protection of civil liberties. To achieve this, the government intends to involve experts, industry representatives, and privacy advocates in the development of a comprehensive regulatory framework specifically tailored for facial recognition technologies.