Professor Farah Magrabi has been nominated by the Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, as one of Australia’s representatives for a 3-year term on the Global Partnership for AI (GPAI). Professor Magrabi will be working with the Montreal Centre of Expertise on Responsible AI.
The GPAI secretariat sits within the OECD, with Centres of Expertise based in Montreal and Paris. and aims to foster international collaboration on the responsible use and development of AI. Australia joined the GPAI in June 2020 as one of the founding members, alongside Canada, the European Union, Germany, India, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
The objectives of the GPAI are to support and guide the responsible development and use of AI; facilitate international collaboration in a multi-stakeholder manner; and be a global point of reference for multi-disciplinary research on AI.
Membership of the GPAI allows Australian experts to collaborate with international counterparts to build capacity and understanding of the use AI technologies to address national as well as global challenges such as drought, bushfires, energy stability and even pandemics such as COVID-19.
Australia’s other GPAI experts are Professor Elanor Huntington – Future of Work; Professor Genevieve Bell – Responsible use of AI; Dr Paul Dalby – Data Governance; Professor Toby Walsh – Innovation and Commercialisation. Professor Enrico Coiera completes his 3-year membership of the AI and Pandemic Response working group at the end of 2022.