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Introduction to AI Course

Leverage the free 'Introduction to Artificial Intelligence' microskill course provided by the National AI Centre (NAIC) and the Institute of Applied Technology Digital (IATD).

Available now through IATD, the two-and-a-half-hour course will cover:

  • What AI is
  • Common AI terminologies
  • The challenges and risks of using AI
  • Common misconceptions 
  • Real-world applications of AI
  • Australian AI case studies
  • Advice from industry experts to start your career in AI

A Certificate will be issued upon finishing the course.

AI Sprint for startups and entrepreneurs to supercharge solutions for cost of living & climate change

The three-month competitive program for startups and entrepreneurs has the unique ability to accelerate the long-term growth of AI in Australia.

The AI Sprint is a collaboration between the National AI Centre (coordinated by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO), Australia's largest innovation community Stone & Chalk, and Google Cloud.

The winner will be awarded $300,000-worth of research and development support from selected Australian research institutes, while second and third will receive $100,000. This prize is provided by the NAIC and includes facilitation services by CSIRO's SME connect.

The Australian Government has established the National AI Centre to further develop Australia's AI and digital ecosystem.

As the national science agency, and housing some of the country's leading capability in AI research and technology development, we're well positioned to act as lead in establishing the National AI Centre.

We're bringing together partners from government, industry and the research sector to boost exploration and adoption of AI in Australia. We are uniquely positioned to represent the interests and capability of Australia's AI sector internationally, and to grow awareness of our AI capacity with global leaders in the field.

By partnering with like-minded organisations, we aim to drive a new level of understanding, technology development, and adoption of AI in Australia in the years to come.


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Artificial intelligence has come a long way to


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enrich the world around us today. Australian businesses


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are transforming products services and operations


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with AI to improve customer experiences competitiveness


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and profitability.


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From agriculture to health and Environmental Management to


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search and rescue Australian Industries are


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increasingly applying AI to transform their operations


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customer engagement products and


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services. But this is just the beginning. It is


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estimated that AI will be worth $20


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trillion dollars to the global economy by 2030 work


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is currently underway in areas, like robotics


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computer vision responsible Ai and


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Quantum technology that will help Australia to seize


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this opportunity.


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At the national AI Center we are activating Australia's AI


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capability to make the most of the AI acceleration


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to ensure every person and business


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has the opportunity to be part of this momentum. We


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will support Industries with AI adoption


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and Innovation, visit forward


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slash NAIC to find out more about


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the national AI Center join us to


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build a responsible and inclusive ai-enabled world


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that creates opportunities for everyone.

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