‘We need to learn how those machines work’: Auditor facing AI headache

Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

The national audit office has ruled out using artificial intelligence for consequential decisions and won’t deploy generative tools at all until a thorough risk assessment has been completed, as other agencies’ use creates new oversight challenges.

Last year, more than a dozen federal agencies were found by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to have been using AI without specific policies to mitigate the risks the technology brings.

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