The federal government has launched an international cyber and critical technology strategy, saying technology is changing the way we live, work and is impacting economic, strategic, and foreign policy developments. Cyber Affairs Ambassador Dr. Tobias Feakin says cyber and critical technologies are “some of the most major shaping features” of the century, and technology-related issues are even affecting “how countries interact”. “There’s no getting away from the fact that if we want to address the big technologies challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, we have to work in cooperation with our international, whether that be in things like the Quad,” he told Sky News.
Dr. Feakin said in this strategy, “cooperation is going to be one of the most vital parts” and making sure countries adhere to international law when designing technology that is not “values neutral,” such as artificial intelligence. “It’s important from the outset we as a government state our expectations for the kinds of values we want to see baked into the design, development of technologies themselves but also in the way those technologies are absorbed into the global settings.”