Senate debates

Friday, 17 November 2023

Questions without Notice

Artificial Intelligence

2:49 pm

Photo of David PocockDavid Pocock (ACT, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

DAVID POCOCK () (): My question is to the Minister for Finance, Minister Gallagher. I refer to the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday that the Australian government has decided 'to explore the safe and responsible use of generative artificial intelligence in the Public Service' in partnership with Microsoft through the Digital Transformation Agency. The Prime Minister said this will be done through a six-month trial of Microsoft 365 Copilot which will run from January to June 2024, with Microsoft providing training, onboarding and implementation assistance to participating agencies. How many Australian tech companies were given the opportunity to tender for this pilot?


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