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Federal government launches AI and IoT projects.

Federal government launches AI and IoT projects.

The federal government has hatched two new research projects - investigating artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) technologies - in a bid to advance Australia’s knowledge and expertise in these emerging areas.

Under the plan, the Australian Council of Learned Academies will receive $209,346 to examine the opportunities, risks and benefits of AI applications and uptake and consider its impact. Key findings will cover economic, social, environmental, ethical and cultural impacts that will help guide AI development in Australia over the next...