There’s a lack of empirical data to ground decision-makers’ advice on everything from capability gaps to priority investment areas. This project is an attempt to begin to bring additional empirical data to the decision-making process.
This resource outlines the Australian government’s framework for capitalising on critical technologies to drive a technologically-advanced, future-ready nation.
This plan demonstrates the Australian government’s tangible actions to protect and promote critical technologies.
Progress in robotics will help to make life easier, richer and healthier. This paper addresses the current and emerging uses and impacts of robots, the mid-term future of robotics and the role of policy.
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...
What emerging technology routines are shaping the way people live? What implications do these social practices have on the future energy needs of Australian households? The research in this report uncovers the changing digital lifestyles and emerging home trends of everyday Australians, and speculates on...
The global R&D system has undergone significant changes in just 20 years, with total global R&D investment tripling since 2000 to over $2.2 trillion per annum. This paper uses bibliometric data (data on research publications) to provide an alternative, output-based perspective on the change over...
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 pace of change in digital technology and the challenge of designing effective regulation after the fact, make the stewardship of emerging technologies challenging. This paper argues that appointing a Chief Technologist and committing to transparent and independent technology assessments could help Australia become a...
The world is now at the precipice of another technological and social revolution—the quantum revolution. This report focuses on analysis, and building policy recommendations, to help Australia better leverage the quantum revolution.