Ethics

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Macroethics
Social ethics


Report

Artificial intelligence: your questions answered

This collection of short papers offers a refreshing primer into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and the opportunities and risks this technology presents to Australia.
Guide

Ethics in evaluation

This document outlines the ethical issues that should be considered in any evaluation and provides guidance on when an evaluation is likely to need a formal review by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
Technical report

A method for ethical AI in Defence

To explore how to achieve ethical artificial intelligence (AI) in Defence, a workshop was held in Canberra from 30 July to 1 August 2019 with 104 people from 45 organisations in attendance. The workshop was designed to elicit evidence-based hypotheses regarding ethical AI from a...
Journal article

Remaking slums: international examples of upgrading neighbourhoods

The slum, self-constructed houses and neighbourhoods, signifies the dwelling and home for a very representative part of humanity. This text analyses the different typologies and the different possible and ethical strategies for foreseeing, for remaking and for the resettlement of these self-produced neighbourhoods.
Report

Ethics owners: a new model of organizational responsibility in data-driven technology companies

While actual job titles vary, ethics owners are tasked with 'translating public pressure into new corporate practices' by creating an ethical framework for technology workers to operate within. The authors of this report assert that understanding the work of ethics owners—and the tensions they face—is...
Journal article

Deep learning in the construction industry: a review of present status and future innovations

The construction industry is known to be overwhelmed with resource planning, risk management and logistic challenges which often result in design defects, project delivery delays, cost overruns and contractual disputes. The overall aim of this article was to review existing studies that have applied deep...
Report

Operation Gloucester

Does Victoria Police have an ongoing ethical standards problem? This inquiry report on Operation Gloucester identifies a variety of improper practices by police officers, with respect to witness statements which did not comply with proper evidentiary and disclosure practices. The report identifies improper practices which...
Journal article

Residual composite materials with applications in the industry of the construction

Ecological awareness as an ethical obligation is conceived. A product, a prototype or a process must culminate efficiently when incorporated into a production chain; its life cycle will depend, therefore; of its use, reuse and recycling. The 3D design of the potential application of banana...
Conference paper

Lean, psychological safety, and behavior-based quality: a focus on people and value delivery

Psychological safety is a construct that can help to bridge the gap in our knowledge of the influence of human factors in the design and success of construction processes, and is based on assessments about the risks associated with an action. Lean principles, such as...
Report

Investigations into allegations of nepotism in government schools

This report draws attention to a problem that has become a regular subject of ‘public interest disclosures’ to the Ombudsman – nepotism in government schools. It highlights the need for school principals and staff to check and follow integrity obligations, and the need for public...
Journal article

Convergent insights for sustainable development and ethical cohesion: an empirical study on corporate governance in Romanian public entities

This study aims to analyse the relevance of and the interdependencies between financial governance assessment indicators and income efficiency with synergetic effects on sustainable development and social cohesion, offering a distinct contemplation on errors in governance and financial reporting.
Journal article

Challenges of electronic reverse auctions in construction industry — a review

This paper consolidates and critically discusses current knowledge concerning the adoption and use of electronic reverse auctions in the light of specific features of the construction industry. Findings indicate that studies are addressing five main areas, i.e., suitability of electronic reverse auction (eRA) for construction...
Journal article

Corporate social responsibility: findings from the Vietnamese paint industry

In contemporary society, customers tend to spend money on goods and services they trust not only in terms of their quality but also because of their ethical production standards; therefore, thanks to integrating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into business activities, a company can ensure that...
Report

AI-driven personalization in digital media: political and societal implications

The fallout from disinformation and online manipulation strategies have alerted Western democracies to the novel, nuanced vulnerabilities of our information society. This paper outlines the implications of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) by the the legacy media, as well as by the new media...
Strategy

Artificial Intelligence: solving problems, growing the economy and improving our quality of life

This report outlines the importance of action for Australia to capture the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). It identifies strategies to help develop a national AI capability to boost the productivity of Australian industry, create jobs and economic growth, and improve the quality of life...
Journal article

Critical success factors for corporate social responsibility adoption in the construction industry in Malaysia

In the construction industry, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly valued as a strategic tool for business sustainable development and for addressing ethical issues. However, understanding the concept of CSR in the construction industry, and how to practice it, is limited. This study aims to...
Article

Owning ethics: corporate logics, silicon valley, and the institutionalization of ethics

This article investigate the tensions that arise when adapting ethics initiatives at Silicon Valley tech companies.
Commentary

It will be money, not morality, that finally turns the tide on Alan Jones

The broadcaster's latest outrage may finally make his employer act - but not because of any damage he is doing to the social fabric.
Report

Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies in schools: research report

This report should serve as both a starting point for knowledge acquisition, and as a springboard for the teaching profession to engage in debate about the current state and future of AI and emerging technologies in schools.
Report

The age of Artificial Intelligence in Aotearoa

This report outlines how artificial intelligence is or could be used in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the risks that need to be managed so that all New Zealanders can prosper in an AI world.