Technology social aspects
Technology and civilization
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
This national study addresses an overarching aim to examine the extent and nature of, and responses to, technology-facilitated abuse within the Australian community.
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...
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
This report explores the policies to encourage technological adoption and how governments can better encourage technology uptake by firms and grow productivity.
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.
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.
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.
This report examines how mentoring by family, friends and peers can help older Australians to increase their online engagement and improve their digital skills.
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...