Disruptive technologies

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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.
Policy report

Benchmarking critical technologies

There’s a lack of empirical data to ground decision-makers’ advice on everything from capability gaps to priority investment areas. This project is an attempt to begin to bring additional empirical data to the decision-making process.
Report

Rethinking redundancy for the automation age

Automation is changing the way we work. While new innovations are essential to improve productivity, often the incorporation of new tech into workplaces pushes Australians out of work – sometimes permanently. This report explores how overdue reforms to Australia’s redundancy framework can provide a smoother...
Technical report

Growing up digital Australia: phase 2 technical report

This research explores the perceptions of parents, carers and grandparents about the effects of digital media and technologies on children and youth over time.
Journal article

Robots in public spaces: implications for policy design

By reviewing previous public policy approaches to harnessing and regulating disruptive technology, this article considers how public policy could simultaneously enhance opportunities created by the presence of robots in public spaces, and reduce the risks of undesirable outcomes.
Report

The future of vulnerability: humanity in the digital age

This report explores how data and technology are shaping the future of vulnerability, particularly through new and evolving forms of inequality, intrusion and insecurity.
Journal article

Lean thinking and industrial 4.0 approach to achieving construction 4.0 for industrialization and technological development

This study discovered, among others, the veracity of contingency approach in harnessing attributes of the lean thinking concept and disruptive applications in achieving Construction 4.0.
Report

Good intentions, bad inventions: the four myths of healthy tech

This report breaks down four common 'healthy tech' myths, by explaining where they come from, what they obscure, and how we can move beyond them. Intended for those designing, developing and regulating emerging technologies, this resource provides teams with fresh ideas for how to analyse...
Report

The role of technology in online misinformation

Meddling in domestic elections is nothing new as a tool of foreign influence. The innovation of the 2016 presidential election, therefore, was not foreign interests or misinformation, but the technology used to promote those foreign interests and misinformation. This report outlines the way that advances...
Report

Global risks report 2020

This report provides information on the major threats that may impact global prosperity in 2020 and over the next decade. The 15th edition of the report draws on feedback from nearly 800 global experts and decision-makers who were asked to rank their concerns in terms...
Report

Towards a Commonwealth law enforcement innovation framework

This report suggests that a collaboration research hub could provide a starting point for creating and developing new technologies for law enforcement. It also suggests that while some stakeholders may be tempted to adopt a CRC-type structure, a stronger starting point might involve building on...
Report

Capabilities, competition and communication

At the conclusion of his time as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre, Admiral Rogers shares five factors that government and policymakers should consider as they prepare for the next wave of disruptive technologies.
Working paper

The potential for blockchain technology in corporate governance

This paper explores the recent applications of blockchain technology in financial services and outlines regulatory responses, to set the scene for future work in this area on corporate governance.
Discussion paper

Aligning student outcomes with the future of work environment

The push towards digital and automation has disrupted many sectors and traditional workplace models, creating a need for new skills. This demand for new skills however has worked only to widen the gap between what employers are expecting and what universities are providing. This paper...
Article

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

This article identifies some of the dangers of viewing the success of new technologies as inevitable in relation to health and education. While there are many reasons to be optimistic that technology will be a potential catalyst for massive positive disruption, Stefan Dercon highlights the...
Discussion paper

Tech for good: smoothing disruption, improving well-being

This discussion paper is part of ongoing research on the impact of technology on business and society and an attempt to understand both the positive and negative effects in more detail. It also examines and evaluates ways in which new and mostly digital and smart...
Working paper

Mapping the contours of the platform economy

Despite the many benefits and opportunities offered by the platform economy, its expansion also entails disruptions to the status quo, by creating new markets, displacing established businesses, while at the same time opening up new possibilities to both businesses and consumers.
Report

Humans wanted: robots need you Australia

Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. This report in Australia shows more employers than ever (84%) plan to increase or maintain their headcount as a result of automation. Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organisations...
Discussion paper

Technological change and the future of work: issues paper

This issues paper aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the 'Technological change and the future of work' inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.
Report

The future of manufacturing in Europe

The Future of Manufacturing in Europe is an explorative and future-oriented study. It explores the future adoption of some key game-changing technologies and how this adoption can be promoted, even regionally. The analysis of implications for working life focuses primarily on tasks and skills, not...