From concentrated vulnerability to distributed lethality — or how to get more maritime bang for the buck with our offshore patrol vessels
This report proposes a way for the Australian government to acquire maritime war-fighting capability quickly and affordably while promoting Australian industry and the continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program.
The benefits of autonomous systems on the modern battlefield have been widely recognised, yet the Australian Defence Force has only slowly adopted them. This report recommends how Defence can jump start the transition to greater use of autonomous systems.
This paper is intended to start an initial mapping and exploration of the expanding cooperative ecosystem involving Moscow and Beijing. It will be important to track the trajectory and assess the implications of these Sino-Russian technological collaborations, given the risks and threats that could result...
The effective and ethical development of Artificial Intelligence: an opportunity to improve our wellbeing
Placing society at the core of Artificial Intelligence (AI) development, this report analyses the opportunities, challenges and prospects that AI technologies present, and explores considerations such as workforce, education, human rights and our regulatory environment.
Automation – or the substitution of labour for capital – has triggered dystopian visions of mass joblessness, as well as utopian visions of a world with no work. This paper argues that automation presents an opportunity to narrow gender inequalities, and sets out four propositions...
This paper argues that as competition with China intensifies, future unmanned warfare can address key strategic and anti-access challenges for the United States, Australia and like-minded partners in the Indo-Pacific.
The fourth industrial revolution involves the continuous and cyclical flow of information and actions between the physical and digital worlds. This revolution can potentially create a hyper-connected defence-industry-research-academia ecosystem able to continually innovate.
Automated decisions are increasingly part of everyday life, but how can the public scrutinize, understand, and govern them? This report maps out the landscape, providing practical examples and a framework to think about what has worked.
While public transport remains marginalised in policy and practice, private cars will continue to dominate the way we travel.
This report explores future automation and creativity in the UK and US workforces. We find that creative jobs will be much more resistant to automation than most other jobs.