Disruptive technologies

Report

Final inquiry report
4 Dec 2018

This study examined disruptive digital technologies, investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. It provides housing policy makers and practitioners with a nuanced understanding of how technology is already restructuring housing markets and affecting housing assistance programs, as well as insights...

Report

1 Nov 2018

Students are being faced with a false choice between the liberal arts and technical fields. Philosophy, English, and history majors are warned to prepare for un- or underemployment, while classmates in engineering and computer science are assumed to have six-figure salaries waiting after graduation....

Report

25 Oct 2018

This research reviews different emerging digital and disruptive technologies in relation to housing. One key conclusion is that the sharing or ‘gig’ economy, with the likes of Airbnb, is already disrupting the housing sector.

Discussion paper

24 Jul 2018

The release of this issues paper marks the formal launch of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s major project on human rights and technology.

Report

26 Jun 2018

This research report uses interviews with over 100 domestic and ridehailing platform workers in major U.S. cities to reveal how technology is reshaping the future of labor.

Report

1 Jun 2018

We have used 2-dimensional media for centuries to access content and knowledge – pages in books and newspapers, screens in cinemas, televisions, computers and smartphones. Immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality take us further by placing us right inside incredible...

Submission

7 Mar 2018

It is our pleasure to contribute to Infrastructure Victoria's report on the infrastructure required to enable the implementation of automated and zero emission vehicles in Victoria.

The Committee welcomed the opportunity to co-host a member workshop with Infrastructure Victoria on 20 February 2018....

Report

21 Feb 2018

Artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality and blockchain are changing the way the content is produced, distributed and consumed. The impacts are not just changing the creative economy, but society as a whole. This paper presents the findings of a joint project, conducted by the World Economic...

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technologydriven change, it has benefits and challenges.

Report

12 Nov 2017

This report shares useful insights for individuals, families and organisations about what can be done today to shape a positive future of work for all Australians.

Report

1 Oct 2017

Technology in many ways is perfectly conceived to operate in the workplace, bringing an ability to operate around the clock at increasing levels of accuracy and productivity. Since the Industrial Revolution, machines have been the ideal colleague, performing some of the most mind-numbing tasks and...

Journal

21 Sep 2017

It is now established that energy use in buildings is a significant source of global greenhouse gas emissions and that abatement by the building sector can provide significant social, economic and environmental benefits. This paper examines the application of socio-technical transition theory to the building...

Report

1 Sep 2017

For an increasing number of American workers, the term “middle-skill” has come to mean “digital skills.” Some 82% of middle-skill jobs are now “digitally intensive,” a 4% increase over the past two years. Evenmore importantly, the digital skills marketplace is sorting out into clear pathways...

Report

18 Aug 2017

Technology advancement and technology driven disruption is expected to experience exponential growth in the coming decades. Although Australian agriculture has a strong track record of technology integration, the speed of technology innovation makes the scanning and identification of high impact emerging technology a priority for...

Report

17 Aug 2017

This report presents a short summary of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) Global Dialogue on “The Future of Work We Want”, which brought together leading economists, academics and representatives from governments and social partners (employers’ and workers’ organizations) to discuss the profound changes sweeping through...

Report

1 Aug 2017

There is growing interest in the market potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and applications as well as in the potential risks that these technologies might pose. As a result, questions are being raised about the legal and regulatory governance of AI, machine learning, “autonomous”...

Discussion paper

1 Jun 2017

This discussion paper examines investment in artificial intelligence (AI), describe how it is being deployed by companies that have started to use these technologies across sectors, and aims to explore its potential to become a major business disrupter.

Video

15 May 2017

In September 2016, the Committee for Melbourne launched its Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce to help prepare Greater Melbourne for the accelerating speed of innovation and disruption that has catapulted us to the early stages of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

In May 2017, the Committee announced...

Video

14 Apr 2017

There’s strong evidence to suggest that digital technology is altering human physiology. Host Madeleine Morris is joined by neuroscientist and psychologist Olivia Carter, and philosopher of science Michael Arnold – plus an audience full of questions – to talk brains, technology, policy and wellbeing.

Briefing paper

20 Mar 2017

In this policy brief, we highlight the impact of the speed and the scale that digital innovation will have in disrupting labor markets in the future, which requires anticipating policy responses now. We advocate for the formation of new social partnerships between business, labor, governments,...

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