Australia is facing major changes as artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies rapidly change the economy and our workplaces. ACS’ annual Digital Pulse report has been tracking the challenges for the past nine years and 2023 is the most important year to date.
Join us at the Queensland launch of the 9th Digital Pulse report, where we will be releasing the report to leaders across Australia’s business, government and education sectors and drilling down into Queensland-specific findings.
This year’s report will be calling for a holistic overhaul of the nation’s skills, training and immigration programs to meet the challenge of adapting to the rapid pace of technology change.
We will be laying out a robust, practical roadmap to build the nationwide tech skills Australia needs while highlighting the need for the nation’s leading groups to come together to build a strong coalition to meet the challenges ahead.
Key statistics from this year’s Digital Pulse include:
- The pace of technology investment in Australia is projected to skyrocket from $171B in 2023 to $259B by 2030, this rate of growth is three times faster than overall business investment;
- By the end of the decade, half of Australian businesses will be using Ai, data analytics and Internet of Things technologies while the emergence of Generative AI means businesses will need to do more to keep up with their employees;
- 75% of working hours for Australian workers will be affected by key technologies, heralding a significant skill shift across industries.