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Technology social aspects

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Technological forecasting
Technology and civilization
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Report

Human rights and technology: final report

This report is the culmination of a major project on new and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. The report reflects the Commission’s extensive public consultation regarding the impact of new technologies on human rights.
Conference paper

The power of integrated spatial modelling: RailSmart Planning Wanneroo

This paper discusses a major Smart Cities project, the output of which is an interactive digital platform which tests optimal public transport patronage and employment creation potential of various railway station development options.
Report

Getting ahead of the curve

The COVID-19 pandemic has already forced many changes on our world and lives. These changes may be even more consequential when the crisis has ended. In fact, we may never return to the world we left behind before COVID, and that has huge implications for...
Draft report

Technology adoption by firms: technology change and the future of work

This report explores the policies to encourage technological adoption and how governments can better encourage technology uptake by firms and grow productivity.
Discussion paper

Human rights and technology: discussion paper

New technologies are changing our lives profoundly—sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. This discussion paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s preliminary views on protecting and promoting human rights amid the rise of new technologies.
Conference paper

Community renewable energy in Australia: exploring its character & emergence in the context of climate change action

Throughout the world, community involvement in renewable energy across many scales and varieties of activity is increasingly common, driven by broader processes of technical, social, political and environmental change. Social movements play a fundamental role in this process of change, acting as dynamic sites of...
Report

Mapping China’s technology giants

By mapping the global expansion of 12 of China’s largest and most influential technology companies across a range of sectors, this project contributes new data and analysis to help consider the geostrategic, political and human rights implications of China's technological expansion.
Report

Encouraging the digital participation of older Australians through mentoring

This report examines how mentoring by family, friends and peers can help older Australians to increase their online engagement and improve their digital skills.
Report

Automation and artificial intelligence: how machines are affecting people and places

This report develops both backward- and forward-looking analyses of the impacts of automation over the years 1980 to 2016 and 2016 to 2030 across some 800 occupations. In doing so, it assesses past and coming trends, and suggests a comprehensive response framework for national and...
Report

Governing Artificial Intelligence: upholding human rights & dignity

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.