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Artificial Intelligence (AI)



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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) brings together universities, industry, government, and the community to support the development of responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making. ADM+S draws on the humanities, social and technological sciences. Our research is designed to expand...
Report

Accountability and justice: why we need a Royal Commission into Robodebt

The Income Compliance Program impacted hundreds of thousands of people and, for many, resulted in devastating emotional and psychological harm. It has undermined many people's financial security, as well as their willingness to engage with and trust government services. This inquiry report recommends that the...
Conference proceedings

Keynote papers: SOAC 2021 conference abstracts

SOAC 2021 and these conference keynote papers focused on urban and regional transitions in the COVID-recovery era to report and appraise the social, spatial, and economic consequences for equity, inclusion and justice.
Report

The promise of TradeTech: policy approaches to harness trade digitalization

The interplay of technologies and trade is not new. This publication explores how trade agreements could be a viable channel to advance the adoption of digital technologies and applications and to prevent a fragmented technological environment by encouraging international regulatory cooperation and by promoting regulatory...
Report

Artificial intelligence: your questions answered

This collection of short papers offers a refreshing primer into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and the opportunities and risks this technology presents to Australia.
Report

Artificial intelligence and policing in Australia

This report analyses limitations, both technical and implementation, of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, and the implications of those limitations on the safe, reliable and ethical use of AI in policing and law enforcement scenarios.
Discussion paper

Positioning Australia as a leader in digital economy regulation

The Digital Technology Taskforce has released this issues paper, seeking views on how Australia's regulatory settings and systems can maximise opportunities to enable and better facilitate the responsible use of new technologies, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision making (ADM).
Audio podcast

Research that matters: societies in drastic change

From vacuum cleaner robots to voice assistants, artificial intelligence has transformed the world we live in. In this episode, Torrens University researchers talk about pushing the boundaries of AI further to solve some of our biggest problems, like COVID-19, supply chain efficiencies, and accounting audits.
Working paper

Interoperable, agile, and balanced: rethinking technology policy and governance for the 21st century

The varying approach to technology regulation globally and the inconsistent progress within countries suggest that the current policy efforts in this area are inadequate. This paper touches on four key areas to help address this challenge.
Report

Scoping AI governance: a smarter tool kit for beneficial applications

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can be used to promote equality and non-discrimination, but without the right AI governance strategies, they can have the opposite effect. This paper aims to provide policy-makers with the tools, interventions and regulations that promote AI fairness.
Report

The Internet of Things: China’s rise and Australia’s choices

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting a growing range of economic and social activity across national borders. This trend threatens to disadvantage Australia and requires policies to build up the country’s own technological capacities, while devising innovative ways to manage the risks entailed in...
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

The new machinery of government: using machine technology in administrative decision-making

The NSW Government’s first digital strategy spoke of the need for government to be ‘digital by design’ and ‘digital by default'. This report is about the shift toward machine technologies, a term used for the broad range of digital and data enabled systems and processes...
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...
Discussion paper

Government’s forced rollout of facial recognition for home quarantine needs strict limits and protections

This paper argues that as state governments begin trialling home quarantine programs, they need to take active steps to ensure they are not crossing a new frontier in the surveillance of citizens by using facial recognition technology.
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.
Policy report

Australia’s digital future: a nation of users or leaders?

Australia risks dropping behind the world’s top technologically-driven nations without a stronger investment in digital technology-based research, innovation and workers, according to this summary for policy-makers.
Report

Tools for trustworthy AI: a framework to compare implementation tools for trustworthy AI systems

This report presents a framework for comparing tools and practices to implement trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) systems as set out in the OECD AI Principles. The framework aims to help collect, structure and share information, knowledge and lessons learned to date on tools, practices and...
Report

Switched on: how do we get the best out of automation and AI in health care?

This report offers in-depth analysis into the challenges and potential presented by automation and AI in health care and highlights wider implications for the future, setting out considerations for policymakers and the NHS.
Report

State of implementation of the OECD AI Principles

This is the first report on the state of implementation of the policy recommendations to governments contained in the OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence (AI) adopted in May 2019.