Rapid Response Information Report: Generative AI

There is significant public conversation about the role AI should have in Australian society.

This report was commissioned by Australia’s National Science and Technology Council at the request of the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP in February 2023.

This Generative AI research report, delivered in March 2023, responds to the questions:

  • What are the opportunities and risks of applying large language models (LLMs) and multimodal foundation models (MFMs) learning technologies over the next two, five and ten years?

  • What are some examples of strategies that have been put in place internationally by other advanced economies since the launch of models like ChatGPT to address the potential opportunities and impacts of artificial intelligence (AI)?

This report was convened by the Australian Council of Learned Academies, alongside the Australian Academy of Humanities, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Academy of Science. Lead authors were Professors Genevieve Bell, Jean Burgess, Julian Thomas and Shazia Sadiq.

Read the full Generative AI Rapid Research Information Report [PDF]

For further information on safe and responsible AI in Australia, read the Department of Industry, Science and Resources' discussion paper