23.05.2018AI Taskforce Underway

On May 23, 2018, the Committee launched its Artificial Intelligence Taskforce at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with the participation of 30 senior leaders from our membership.

A first for Melbourne, and hosted by McKinsey and Company, members of the Steering Committee met to discuss the impact and ramifications of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Committee for Melbourne Chair Scott Tanner chairs the AI Taskforce hosted by McKinsey and Company

While AI will potentially disrupt employment markets and society, attendees listed the inherent opportunities it presents such as its capacity to:

drive productivity, growth and investment

influence many policy areas, including the importance of full and productive utilisation of data; building fit for purpose infrastructure and skills; mainstreaming AI in major project procurement, and accountability and legal safeguards.

Participants recognised that AI is a critical issue which must be addressed as a matter of urgency by leaders from business, the knowledge sector, “for-purpose” organisations and government.  The Committee for Melbourne has an important role in shaping the discussion.

The creation of this taskforce is part of our Melbourne 4.0 work and coincides with the establishment of the Victorian All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence on 7 March 2018 with Minister for Innovation, The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP and Shadow Minister for Innovation, David Southwick MP.

For more information about the AI Taskforce and if you would like to get involved, please contact the Committee for Melbourne Secretariat.

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