The AI Quick Start Guide is a project collaboration between these organisations under the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement:

city of darwin

City of Darwin

As the Northern Territory’s largest city council, City of Darwin plays a pivotal role in the technological and economic development of Darwin.

Having completed its landmark $10m Smart Cities project Switching on Darwin, in 2019, City of Darwin has been propelled into the digital age – and with this came public scrutiny regarding data collection and personal privacy.

City of Darwin therefore endeavoured to complete the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore’s Implementation and Self Assessment Guide for Organisations, a companion guide to the Model AI Governance Framework. It is meant to help organisations implement responsible AI and assess the alignment of their AI governance practices with the Model AI Governance Framework.

City of Darwin is featured in Volume 2: Compendium of Use Cases, which explores the responsible use of CCTV Data Analytics. 

This journey inspired City of Darwin, under guidance of its #SmartDarwin strategy, to undertake development of the AI Quick Start Guide – a tool which can be used by other local governments and organisations to safely implement AI solutions.

The AI Quick Start Guide website and its content is maintained by the City of Darwin.

Phone: 8930 0300

Infocomm Media Development Authority

Info-communications Media Development Authority Singapore and Personal Data Protection Commission Singapore

The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, Singapore’s IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. 

IMDA Singapore also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC).

Singapore sees AI as an important and fundamental technology for the Digital Economy.
Singapore’s IMDA and PDPC have released a suite of AI governance to guide organisations to deploy AI responsibly and enhance consumer trust:

Click here to find out more.

It is on these foundations that the AI Quick Start Guide was developed.


Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society is one of Australia’s most prominent associations for Information and Communication Technology professionals.

With offices and members across the country, the ACS is able to leverage its wide network of resources to advocate for, develop and participate in ICT initiatives and events.

The ACS played a pivotal role in developing the AI Quick Start Guide. ICT professionals, as members of the ACS, were consulted to provide their expertise and feedback on the project.

The ACS also assisted in the provision and curation of AI resources for this project.