Technology social aspects

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Technological forecasting
Technology and civilization
NARROWER TERMS


Working paper

Work and meaning in the age of AI

It is often said that work is not only a source of income, but also of meaning. In this paper, the author explores the theoretical and empirical literature that addresses the relationship between work and meaning. The author explores the challenge that the age of...
Report

AI localism in practice: examining how cities govern AI

The rapid growth of cities and advances in data has led to the growing adoption of artificial intelligence and other automated systems in cities across the world. This report aims to serve as a primer for policy-makers and practitioners to learn about current governance and...
Guide

Hybrid engagement

Hybrid engagement integrates real-time digital and in-person activities to allow participants greater choice and flexibility to participate in an engagement process. This resource offers some guidance on how to effectively conduct hybrid engagement.
Briefing paper

Toward an international agenda to protect the forum internum

In the twenty-first century, new developments in technology are increasingly being designed to get inside our minds and change the way we think. In this paper, the author argues that the United Nations should establish practical frameworks to guarantee our absolute right to freedom of...
Working paper

Governing artificial intelligence in the public interest

This paper proposes an approach for developing and shaping artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities by integrating the technologies in policies specifically geared toward a sustainable, equitable and green digital economy.
Report

AI principles to practice

Artificial intelligence has the potential to unlock transformative economic, social and environmental opportunities for Australia.The findings presented in this report are based on a series of facilitated workshop discussions with key stakeholders and CEDA members.
Report

Technology-facilitated abuse: a survey of support services stakeholders

This national study addresses an overarching aim to examine the extent and nature of, and responses to, technology-facilitated abuse within the Australian community.
Report

Public interest sex tech hackathon: speculative futures and participatory design

Sex tech has emerged as a site in which sexual pleasure, wellbeing and health are increasingly understood as data. The Public Interest Sex Tech Hackathon offered new perspectives on ethical data governance and public interest technologies by exploring a topic that has been both sensationalised/stigmatised...
Report

Spaceless violence: women’s experiences of technology-facilitated domestic violence in regional, rural and remote areas

This paper examines the impact of technology-facilitated violence on victim–survivors of intimate partner violence in regional, rural or remote areas of Australia who are socially or geographically isolated.
Report

Facial recognition technology: responsible use principles and the legislative landscape

The rapid development of facial recognition technology requires an exploration of how to use it responsibly, complemented in this report by an overview of the current legislative landscape in the United States.
Report

‘For my safety’: experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women with intellectual disability or cognitive disability

This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability. The findings are based on interviews with women with intellectual or cognitive disability and frontline workers who provide support services.
Report

‘Can I just share my story?’

This research report looks into the experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in remote and regional locations, with a particular focus on different types of experiences, cultural sensitivities which surround this abuse, and how women can best be supported.
Report

Digital nation Australia 2021

The digital divide is a significant issue in modern Australia, particularly with the rapid pace of digitisation brought forward by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report brings together the latest research and insights from government, community and academia to help build understanding of the digital inclusion...
Report

Facing the risk

Thanks to a decade of rapid progress in the field of computer vision, facial recognition technology (FRT) has become a commercial product available to almost any government or business in the world. This report examines how operators and policymakers can craft an appropriate and tailored...
Report

World development report 2021: data for better lives

Today’s unprecedented growth of data and their ubiquity in our lives are signs that the data revolution is transforming the world. This report explores the tremendous potential of the changing data landscape to improve the lives of poor people, while also acknowledging its potential to...
Briefing paper

How does facial recognition work? A primer

As policy-makers consider how to regulate facial recognition, it is important that their efforts be grounded in fact. This report provides an examination of how the technology works and how to understand questions about its performance and operation.
Chapter

Technology-facilitated domestic abuse and culturally and linguistically diverse women in Victoria, Australia

This chapter presents a snapshot of CALD women's technology-facilitated domestic abuse (TFDA) experiences in Melbourne through the eyes of a small group of domestic violence practitioners.
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.
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

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

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...