At present, there is no specific Australian legislation regulating artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. That is in contrast to some other jurisdictions, which have legislation in place, or significantly advanced draft laws, specifically regulating the technology.

The Australian Commonwealth government’s interim “safe and responsible AI consultation” response (released January 2024) summarises the government’s response to public consultation undertaken on supporting responsible AI technology through an appropriate and targeted regulatory framework (Interim Response). The Interim Response builds on stakeholder submissions and relays at a high level how the government intends to ensure AI technologies are designed, developed, and deployed safely and responsibly.

In this update, we provide an overview of the government’s Interim Response and speculate on how the regulation of AI technologies in Australia may take shape moving forward.

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