ACCAN recently submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI).

ACCAN considers that the consumer sector requires greater support to engage with AI and other emerging technologies that will impact consumers. At present there is no consumer group funded to engage with AI and emerging technologies on behalf of consumers. As AI and other emerging technologies become embedded in our societies and markets there are growing risks of harms.

ACCAN is pleased to see capability building in government through programs including the National AI Centre. ACCAN urges the Committee to recommend ongoing funding for consumer groups to meet the policy demands of AI and emerging technologies. A well-resourced consumer sector can help reduce policy uncertainty and foster consumer confidence in digital technology and the emerging digital economy.

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