Technology

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Engineering and technology sciences
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Report

2022 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market

This report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that Australia’s transition to net zero by 2050 is accelerating faster than expected, with the impacts of coal-closures brought forward and renewables becoming cheaper. The report also outlines further planned investments in wind and solar...
Briefing paper

A two-track approach for trustworthy AI

This policy brief provides an update on key legislative and policy developments framing trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI). It sketches possible approaches for the certification, verification and validation of AI embedded in products and in services, and looks at recent proposals regarding the creation of a...
Working paper

Decentralising data governance: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as data trusts

This paper explores the idea that Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are a new type of data trust for decentralised governance of data.
Working paper

The digitalisation of social protection before and since the onset of COVID-19: opportunities, challenges and lessons

This paper discusses the main opportunities and challenges associated with digital social protection, drawing on trends pre-COVID and since the onset of the pandemic. It offers eight lessons to help social protection actors capitalise on technology’s potential in a risk-sensitive manner.
Briefing paper

Geopolitical implications of AI and digital surveillance adoption

The increasing sophistication and spread of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital surveillance technologies has drawn concerns over privacy and human rights. This paper provides five recommendations for democratic governments and three for civil society.
Report

A future built on data: data strategies, competitive advantage and trust

In the twenty-first century, data became the subject of national strategy. This paper examines these visions and strategies to better understand what policy-makers hope to achieve.
Report

Duped by design - manipulative online design: dark patterns in Australia

Whole industries now exist to 'hack' marketing funnels. Teams of experts experiment to get that extra person to subscribe or to add one more thing to the cart. This report looks at what current trends in web and app design mean for consumers, and finds...
Report

Regulating the international digital economy, with trade and innovation in mind

The international digital economy is growing rapidly, and the fragmented governance framework is struggling to keep pace. This paper illustrates the importance of governance in relation to private-sector innovation and recommends next steps to enhance governance, close gaps and promote further innovation
Report

America's 5G era: balancing big data and privacy

Concurrently with the adoption of 5G technology, the number of automated sensors and devices connected to wireless networks will continue to grow in the next few years. Increasingly, these networks will inform artificial intelligence algorithms, which will then autonomously make decisions and take actions—with human...
Strategy

The RPAS and AAM strategic regulatory roadmap

This strategy document sets out Australia’s future approach to aviation safety regulation and oversight for remotely piloted aircraft systems and advanced air mobility.
Report

An inclusive future? Technology, new dynamics, and policy challenges

This report addresses questions related to technology’s implications for inequality and to the policy agenda to promote more inclusive economic growth and development from technological advances.
Report

Winning the web: how Beijing exploits search results to shape views of Xinjiang and COVID-19

The Chinese government commands a robust communication machine, including traditional global media outlets available in dozens of languages, China’s so-called 'wolf warrior' diplomats, pro-government trolls, and paid social media influencers. To better understand how primed keywords can lead search engine users to state media, this...
Working paper

How can digital public technologies accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

Rapid shifts in digital technologies are changing the context for pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals. This paper focuses on 'digital public technology' (DPT), meaning digital assets that create a level playing field for broad access or use - by virtue of being publicly owned, publicly...
Policy report

Blockchain at the frontier: impacts and issues in cross-border co-operation and global governance

Blockchain is an emerging technology which poses a number of novel questions and challenges to existing policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks. This report considers current and emerging uses of blockchain to strengthen beneficial economic ties between countries, including in trade and supply chain transparency, portable...
Conference proceedings

ADM in child and family services: mapping what is happening and what we know

This paper reports on the proceedings of a workshop entitled ADM in child and family services: mapping what is happening and what we know, held on the 24 November 2020. The workshop brought together international experts and on-the-ground sector stakeholders to provide an overview of...
Report

Assessing national digital strategies and their governance

The wide-ranging impacts of digital transformation on people, firms and governments raise challenges for policy-makers as they develop and implement policies in response. This paper analyses national digital strategies and their governance across countries.
Policy report

The contribution of RTOs to socio-economic recovery, resilience and transitions

This paper analyses the evolution of the funding, governance and policy context of research and technology organisations (RTOs) over the last ten years, and the implications of these changes on their ability to achieve their mission. The paper also draws implications for policy-makers who play...
Policy report

Strengthening digital infrastructure: a policy agenda for free and open source software

Much of the discussion around digital infrastructure has focused on broadband availability, but the role of free and open source software (FOSS) has gone under-appreciated. In this paper, the author calls for government investment and regulation to ensure the future health, security, and growth of...
Report

When billboards stare back: how cities can reclaim the digital public space

Our physical public areas – town squares, pedestrian zones, shopping centres and bus stops – are increasingly subject to unfettered digitalisation. This report sets out a number of concrete actions cities can take to increase their influence and effectiveness in protecting the data of their...
Report

Learning and working in the digital age: advancing opportunities and identifying the risks

The rapid expansion of new technologies into every sector has contributed to the proliferation of alternative models of education, learning and skill signalling in global labour markets. This paper provides a high-level map of the landscape of education and labour market innovations in formal and...