Ethical AI in ASD

ASD has a long and proud tradition of adopting new technology and using it to drive better intelligence and security outcomes for the Australian Government.

Our development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no different. Through continued collaboration with our Five Eyes, industry and Academic partnerships we will ensure that our AI capabilities advance in step with the art of the possible.

This will drive improvements in quality, efficiency and timeliness across all aspects of our business, including the triage of large volumes of data to identify high value intelligence, the automation of routine tasks, and early detection of anomalous cyber activity.

To manage the use of AI in ASD, we have created a framework that incorporates a set of ethical principles which will govern how we function.

These principles include:

  • Lawful and Appropriate use of AI consistent with the legislation, policies, processes and frameworks that govern our functions and protect the privacy of Australian citizens.
  • Enabling Human Decision Making allowing our workforce and customers to make informed decisions based on AI system outputs, and to maintain trust in AI systems.
  • Reliable and Secure AI ensuring that technologies continue to meet their intended purpose and remain protected from external interference.
  • Accurate and Fair AI mitigating against unintended bias.
  • Accountable, Transparent and Explainable AI to allow human oversight and control, with clear accountabilities enacted for all stages of the AI development life-cycle facilitating appropriate and proportionate operations.

Read more about ASD’s Ethical AI Framework and principles.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

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