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Report

Towards just and resilient supply chains for a digital CBD

Just and resilient supply chains are fundamental to the development of a digital CBD. In order to build digital cities, digital supply chains need to be built first. This report examines the challenges and opportunities through web3 technology to build more resilient, secure and just...
Position paper

Autonomous weapons systems: New Zealand policy position and approach for international engagement

This document seeks Cabinet agreement on New Zealand's policy position on autonomous weapons systems.
Report

Trusted autonomous systems in healthcare: a policy landscape review

This report draws on both the policy and the academic literature to provide an overview of the issues and challenges identified around the utilisation of autonomous systems in health and care, focusing on issues that are likely to impact the trustworthiness of, and trust in...
Policy report

Making life richer, easier and healthier: robots, their future and the roles for public policy

Progress in robotics will help to make life easier, richer and healthier. This paper addresses the current and emerging uses and impacts of robots, the mid-term future of robotics and the role of policy.
Report

The impact of artificial intelligence on jobs and work in New Zealand

This report examines the sorts of technologies that are already being deployed across the workforce, or that are likely to be deployed in the near future. The report takes a broad analysis of the nature and value of work, considers issues in the context of...
Report

Labour market impacts of technology change

The aim of this research is to explore the impacts of automation in the New Zealand labour market.
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.
Journal article

Flexible and transportable robotic timber construction platform – TIM

This paper presents a new approach to robotic fabrication in the building industry through the conceptualisation, development and evaluation of a large-scale, transportable and flexible robotic timber construction platform – named TIM.
Briefing paper

Measuring value in new health technology assessments: a focus on robotic surgery in public hospitals

This paper draws on the experience of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) in Queensland and the processes it undertook to purchase the Mako robotic system for hip and knee replacements and how it was implemented into a major public hospital. The case study...
Report

The robots are NOT coming (and why that’s a bad thing …)

This research shows that Australia’s economy is now regressing in its use of new technology, with negative implications for productivity, incomes, and job quality. The report's findings contrast sharply with the common concern that robots and other forms of automation will threaten future job security...
Report

The demographics of automation in Canada: who is at risk?

Just a few years ago, policy-makers became concerned about the prospect of many job-related tasks being automated using advances in robotics and artificial intelligence. In this study, Statistics Canada researchers, Marc Frenette and Kristyn Frank, break new ground, by examining the demographic and employment characteristics...
Report

New Zealanders' attitudes towards robots and AI

Robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies have become very newsworthy around the globe (NZPC, 2019). The news coverage is overwhelmingly pessimistic – for individuals and society in general. But does that coverage translate into negative attitudes for the population as a whole?
Report

Digital health devices in the Australian construction industry

This report contributes to the understanding of how digitalisation can improve health and safety within the construction industry by using real-world examples from construction professionals' experiences. It presents benefits resulting from the use of digital health and safety technologies, as well as potential obstacles faced...
Discussion paper

Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF): Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence Command and Control Centre - consultation paper

The intended aim of the centre is to support the development and operation of robotic and remote asset management activities in space. This includes robotic operation of on-orbit space assets and automated command, control and management of robotic activities on the Moon or Mars.
Report

Building a globally recognised AgTech ecosystem in Australia

Analysing the relationship between American start-up ecosystems and venture capital investment, and in particular looking at the impact that specialisation can have in building successful ecosystems, such as in St Louis (Missouri), offers insight as to how Australia can catalyse the development of the local...
Commentary

AI is here to stay. Now we need to ensure everyone benefits

Specialist machine learning and narrow AI could help us to start removing the “four Ds” - dirty, dull, difficult, dangerous - from our daily work.
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.
Report

The future of work in America: people and places, today and tomorrow

This report analyzes more than 3,000 US counties and 315 cities and finds they are on sharply different paths. Automation is not happening in a vacuum, and the health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the face of...
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...
Report

Transforming Australian manufacturing: preparing businesses and workplaces for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing Australia’s manufacturing industry. This research, undertaken by PwC, on behalf of Swinburne University, Siemens and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), identifies the ways in which businesses and workforces must adapt to these changes.