NSW Government welcomes parliamentary AI inquiry
The NSW Government welcomes a NSW Parliamentary inquiry regarding the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) across the State.
The inquiry will be conducted by the Committee of Law and Safety in 2023 when it is reappointed following the commencement of the 58th Parliament.
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the inquiry will explore ways in which AI can be used more broadly throughout NSW.
“AI has the potential to significantly improve service delivery and quality of life in a host of areas, including transport, health and cyber security. It is imperative that we remain at the forefront of this ever emerging space,” Mr Dominello said.
“Whether it’s facial recognition, use of biometrics to enable digital identity, or use of AI and algorithms for data analysis, we must strike the right balance between advancing technology and safeguarding privacy and security.
“The Committee will examine these issues in depth to help ensure our policies and legislative framework is fit-for-purpose.
“The Government has already taken a number of steps to ensure we play a leading role in AI, including releasing an AI Strategy and Ethics Policy in 2020, developing and mandating an AI Assurance Framework in 2021, and establishing an AI Review Committee in 2022. This inquiry will build on these foundations.
“I would like to sincerely thank the Committee, particularly its Chair Ray Williams, for their support and commitment on this important issue.”
Further information on the NSW Government’s engagement with AI is available at Artificial Intelligence (AI) | Digital.NSW