Budget 2018: Funding boost for AI and machine learning projects

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The government is hoping to boost Australia’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities with $29.9 million in funding over four years for projects that make use of the technologies.

The bulk of that funding will be delivered through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program, which are focused on digital health, digital agriculture, energy, mining and cybersecurity. The latest CRC launched last month with a focus on digital health, targeting care system savings of $1.8 billion.

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