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Government of South Australia - Department of State Development


    Expanding South Australia’s artificial intelligence capability

    The South Australian Government through the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science, is investing a further $6 million, matched by the University of Adelaide, into artificial intelligence (AI) research and development at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) to expand its core work and make it more globally competitive.

    AIML is recognised across the world for its expertise in AI, machine learning and computer vision, and has grown to become the largest university machine learning research group in Australia.

    This new funding will contribute to:

    • supporting AIML’s research and engineering team to help government and South Australian SMEs to develop AI-enabled products and services, automate processes and improve productivity
    • establishing four international exchange PhD scholarships, prioritised to AUKUS partner universities, and 16 honours/masters degree scholarships to provide opportunities for South Australian students
    • recruiting leadership and top AI research talent into South Australia.

    AI is one of the most transformative and productivity-boosting technologies and has been identified as a critical technology in Australia’s national interest.

    The Australian Productivity Commission’s recent five-year Product Inquiry: Advancing Prosperityreport estimated that automation, including AI, could cumulatively add between $1.1 trillion and $4 trillion to the Australian economy by the 2030s.

    Strengthening South Australia’s industrial AI capability is key to enhancing efficiency, productivity and automation, and will help South Australia to become a world-leading digital economy.

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