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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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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. 

How to change the world with HR: tips on taking people management to the next level from the new APS head of profession and her corporate-affairs counterparts
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How to change the world with HR: tips on taking people management to the next level from the new APS head of profession and her corporate-affairs counterparts

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Jacqui Curtis hit the ground running on her first day as inaugural head of the human resources profession within the Australian Public Service, offering the benefit of her experience in people management at the strategic level in a speech to about 1100 public servants. “It’s you who ultimately have the most skin in the game […]

Innovation: a little less conversation, a little more action. How to make innovation something we do, not just something we talk about
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Innovation: a little less conversation, a little more action. How to make innovation something we do, not just something we talk about

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Brenton Caffin compares his experience of public innovation in Australia and overseas, and whether innovation's chequered history in Australia can be overcome to prove its worth to service delivery. He champions an innovation-through-action approach, and explores the experience of embedding innovative skills and practices through the lens of a project team in Western Australia. 

Open data is fine, but sharing more data won’t solve all problems. What you need to do data properly

Open data is fine, but sharing more data won’t solve all problems. What you need to do data properly

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“Data sharing” has become a rather conflated discussion where all data is often assumed to be the same and the same solutions or frameworks that suit one need are assumed to suit everything. There is an overarching and growing myth that sharing more data will naturally lead to better outcomes and that we just need to get around these ‘pesky barriers’ to sharing data and things will be great. Although Pia Andrews still believes open data is important for democracy, economy and society, she knows that when it comes to sensitive data, especially unit record data with personal information, more sharing is simply not always the answer.