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Progress and adoption of AI governance across the world is varied. An Office for AI could help Australia harness artificial intelligence

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AI is an incredibly complex and rapidly evolving area that needs stewardship not only to effectively navigate and facilitate developments but also to make sure risks are managed with the appropriate regulations and measures. Mike Erskine discusses how we can harness the potential of AI systems without exacerbating existing inequalities and biases. 

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In the driver’s seat, with an outdated map: pre-empting how consumers use vehicle automation would be a mistake, but so would be waiting too long

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In considering the future of automated vehicles, government faces a chicken and egg problem. Widespread adoption of automated vehicles is likely to require inter-related investments in governance, regulation and (possibly) infrastructure. Yet justifying these investments requires confidence that widespread adoption will occur.

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Information is power and it’s time to share: from exploring the human genome to managing Sydney’s congested roads, cloud-computing is helping democratise data and its analysis

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Two case studies from vastly different fields of work – one related to cutting-edge medical science and the other about easing the pain of Sydney’s congested roads – highlight some of the advantages of purchasing data storage, computing power and various forms of advanced software on a fee-for-service basis.

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Strategies on anti-money laundering have failed. Here’s how well meaning policies of conscience and coercion locked in systematic failure of anti-laundering laws

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The modern anti-money laundering system, which makes banks and other firms check identity documents and scan billions of financial transactions, doesn’t stop crime. Criminals keep up to 99.9% of the earnings from misery, and a scheme meant to ‘protect the financial system’ causes severe social and economic harm. Ronald F Pohl outlines where it all started to go wrong.