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Government of South Australia - Department of State Development

    Artificial intelligence

    South Australia is on the ground floor of enormous growth in AI

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that enables machines to solve problems on their own without human intervention, while machine learning (ML) is a subset of AI that allows machines to learn from past data without explicit programming.

    Developing and commercialising AI is expected to add more than $22 trillion to the global economy by 2030, while digital innovations including AI could contribute $315 billion to Australia’s GDP by 2030. Spending on AI systems in Australia is expected to grow to more than $3.6 billion by 2025.

    Improving Australia’s AI capability will help us to become a world-leading digital economy, improve efficiency, productivity and competitiveness, use data to make better decisions, counter national security threats and create smarter military systems and operations.

    These technologies can be used for a range of functions, including:

    • facial recognition and detection
    • automating manual processes
    • predicting future states e.g. when a machine may require maintenance/future demand for a product
    • virtual assistants
    • advanced cyber security
    • automatically classifying objects in images
    • self-driving vehicles
    • neuromorphic computing
    • rapid data analysis
    • traffic management
    • automated investing.
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    Australian Institute for Machine Learning

    The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), located at Lot Fourteen, conducts globally competitive research and development in AI, machine learning, computer vision and deep learning. Recognised as one of the top AI and computer vision research institutions globally, AIML is also one of the largest university-based research groups in machine learning in the nation.

    Supported by the South Australian Government and the University of Adelaide, AIML has:

    • directly supported over 35 South Australian businesses to develop new products based on AI and ML
    • upskilled SA workers to adopt AI products and solutions
    • supported cost-effective adoption of AI by nine SA Government agencies
    • developed new defence capabilities partnerships with defence-related companies