Terms of Reference

  1. That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI), be established to inquire into and report on the opportunities and impacts for Australia arising out of the uptake of AI technologies in Australia, including consideration of:
    1. recent trends and opportunities in the development and adoption of AI technologies in Australia and overseas, in particular regarding generative AI;
    2. risks and harms arising from the adoption of AI technologies, including bias, discrimination and error;
    3. emerging international approaches to mitigating AI risks;
    4. opportunities to adopt AI in ways that benefit citizens, the environment and/or economic growth, for example in health and climate management;
    5. opportunities to foster a responsible AI industry in Australia;
    6. potential threats to democracy and trust in institutions from generative AI; and
    7. environmental impacts of AI technologies and opportunities for limiting and mitigating impacts.

  2. That the committee present its final report on or before 19 September 2024.

The resolution establishing the Committee is available in the Journals of the Senate No.107 – 26 March 2024.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI)
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3042