Are you really concerned about AI

Or do you just not know enough about it to say yes or no?

80% of Australians consider preventing catastrophic risks from advanced AI systems a global priority, comparable to pandemics and nuclear war.

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Published – 15 Mar 2024

The Urgent Need for Small Businesses to Prioritise Cyber Security

Discover the alarming cyber security habits among Australian small businesses and the top 5 vulnerabilities they face. Learn how Small Business Australia is addressing this urgent issue with solutions and expert advice.

Read time – 5:35
Published – 23 Feb 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a growing concern for Australians, who are calling for stronger government action to ensure its safe development and use. In a recent nationally representative survey conducted in early 2024 and highlighted in a recent article published online by Smart Company, it was revealed that 80% of Australians believe preventing catastrophic risks from advanced AI systems should be a global priority, comparable to pandemics and nuclear war. As AI technology advances, it is crucial for businesses and individuals to stay informed and educated about the potential risks and benefits of AI.

The survey findings highlight the increasing concern among Australians about the risks associated with AI. Biased decision-making, erosion of trust in democratic institutions, increasing inequality from AI-driven unemployment, and even the possibility of a global catastrophe or human extinction were identified as major worries. To address these concerns and ensure Australia remains at the forefront of AI regulation and governance, it is essential to empower businesses and individuals with the right knowledge and tools. This is where the Get the Edge Program from Business Advantage will assist small business owners.

Business Advantage’s Get the Edge Program offers valuable insights on AI, IT, and digital technology through its recorded conference sessions. These sessions developed and delivered by industry leaders are a must for any business owner, coach, adviser, or professional serving small businesses who are looking to get the edge on their competitors. The insights offered specifically address the concerns raised in the survey, providing small businesses and individuals with the knowledge and strategies to navigate the challenges and harness the potential of AI. The Get the Edge Program emphasises the importance of AI technologies in transforming small businesses and enhancing their efficiency, customer experience, and decision-making processes. Participants in the program gain insights into AI-powered chatbots, analytics, and other tools that can optimise business operations.

Aligning Government Actions and Public Expectations

As concerns about AI risks grow, governments worldwide are taking steps to address these issues. The European Union has approved a draft AI law, the United Kingdom has established an AI safety institute, and the United States has signed an executive order promoting safer development and governance of advanced AI. Australians are looking to their government to take decisive action on their behalf, with 86% desiring a dedicated government body for AI regulation and governance, similar to the Therapeutic Goods Administration for medicines.

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Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take proactive measures to safeguard your business and protect against cyber threats. Secure your business today and ensure that you are well-prepared to face the challenges of the digital landscape.