Artificial Intelligence & Privacy: What you need to know

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Thinking about privacy is vital if you are going to use artificial intelligence (AI) tools well.

Privacy is a starting point for responsible use of AI tools
AI refers to computer systems that do tasks which seem like intelligent behaviour, such as finding patterns or categorising. This includes generative AI tools, as well as other systems that interpret data or automate tasks.

There is a lot of concern about AI tools creating new risks for privacy, trust, and accountability. Proactively thinking about privacy will help you use these tools better and manage risk. The Privacy Commission want to make it easy for you to know the potential privacy risks associated with AI and what their expectations are.

You can find out more and download their Guide: AI and the Information Privacy Principles on the Privacy Commission website: