Artificial intelligence

Report

What is the role for government in stewarding disruptive innovation?
9 Nov 2018

This report focuses on one particular area of technological development – robots, and their governance. It explores the roles that robots should and should not play in care delivery, and the role that government has as a steward in shaping these roles.

Commentary

2 Nov 2018

The data science boom shouldn’t be limited to business insights and profit margins. When used ethically, big data can help solve some of society’s most difficult social and environmental problems.

Report

2 Nov 2018

This report adds significantly to previous work by the Carnegie UK Trust and Joseph Rowntree Foundation that uncovered powerful examples of where kindness and everyday relationships can affect change and support the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

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....

Book

A World Bank Group Flagship Report
17 Oct 2018

This report studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but this report finds that on balance this appears...

Report

10 Oct 2018

This report assesses how human rights can be applied in the governance of AI and offers initial recommendations for stakeholders, including technology companies, governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society groups, academia and the United Nations.

Video

OECD Blockchain Policy Forum - Paris 2018
4 Sep 2018

Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc.

The forum is about a strategic discussion on the potential benefits and risks of...

Report

Reconfiguring the public benefit for a digital trade economy
13 Aug 2018

This paper explores the fundamental questions facing the copyright system in the new industrial and digital era. It considers a broad range of issues including the evolving concept of authorship, originality, exhaustion issues, and the fair use or fair dealing doctrine in the new global...

Report

A review of research literature and policy recommendations
6 Aug 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will significantly reshape social, political, economic and technological domains of life. This literature review considers the potential implications of AI on educational provision and how education will need to prepare people for an ‘AI world’.

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

28 Jun 2018

In the future, the quest to achieve an advantage in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, will only intensify. This report argues that the U.S and Australia must look to enhance their own competitiveness in these strategic technologies.

Report

22 Jun 2018

This paper examines Chinese state policy on big data industries and analyses the laws and regulations on data collection that companies in China are required to comply with.

Audio

20 Jun 2018

Should we trust AI to decide who is a criminal and what defines a crime?

Report

14 Jun 2018

This report examines some of the challenges for policymakers that may arise from the advancement and increasing application of AI. It draws together strands of thinking about the impact that AI may have on selected areas of international affairs – from military, human security and...

Report

8 May 2018

This research, from an inter-faculty team of professors, researchers and senior academics, considers the question of what today’s six years olds will need to thrive, and not just survive, when they finish school, given the extent of predicted technological and global change.

Discussion paper

2 May 2018

This paper is the first from the Regulating Automated Legal Advice Technologies (RALAT) project supported by the University of Melbourne’s Networked Society Institute.

The project focuses on a cutting-edge development in legal technology: the automation of legal advice. It seeks to understand the practice...

Report

An analysis of the potential impact and opportunity of Artificial Intelligence on New Zealand’s society and economy
2 May 2018

The purpose of this report is to demystify this significant technological development and deliver a strong call to action to ensure that, as a nation, New Zealand is well positioned to address the impacts and opportunities that the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers.

Report

2 May 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) could transform healthcare, with potentially huge benefits. However, it also runs the risk of creating an inhuman system.

Report

1 May 2018

The rapidly changing world of work presents a flurry of unanswered questions for us all. Take underemployment, which refers to people working in jobs for which they are overqualified. This topic has garnered attention over the years, with researchers illuminating how one in three Americans...

Report

2 Apr 2018

An overview of key AI concepts, their cross-cutting policy implications, and potential applications to government services and operations.

Prepared as background reading participants at the March 2018 AI + Public Policy conference, this report explores the origins of AI, AI’s present-day capabilities, the challenges...

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