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Generative AI prompts Australian human-rights commissioner to renew demands for regulator

By Laurel Henning
  • 25 May 2023 05:12
  • 25 May 2023 05:12
Australia needs an AI safety commissioner to regulate the technology’s use and provide guidance over how to use artificial intelligence and its associated risks, Human Rights Commissioner Lorraine Finlay has said.

In an interview with an Australian public broadcaster, Finlay doubled down on calls the Human Rights Commissioner has made in submissions this

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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