AI For Social Good: Australian Public Attitudes Toward AI and Society

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The past ten years or so have seen artificial intelligence (AI) technologies become a prominent topic of discussion across Australian society. Yet, the ongoing implementation of these technologies remains a highly contested topic. This Monash ‘Data Futures Institute’ report presents one of the first comprehensive pictures of Australian public understandings, attitudes and opinions relating to AI and society.

Based on a nationally-representative public opinion survey of over 2000 Australian adults, the report examines key areas of public understanding, optimism and concern regarding the societal application of AI technologies. As industry and policy-makers continue to develop, implement and manage AI across most areas of Australian society, this report explores the often-overlooked views of the general public – in many ways, the ultimate ‘end users’ of these powerful technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne Vic Australia
PublisherMonash Data Futures Institute
Number of pages76
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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