Secrecy, sovereignty and sharing: how data and emerging technologies are transforming intelligence
This policy brief draws on empirical research conducted at Deakin University, which involved interviews with almost 50 participants inside all the Australian National Intelligence Community agencies. It focuses on the unique impacts of big data and emerging technologies on intelligence and excluded discussion of broader...
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...
Automated decision making in transport mobilities: review of industry trends and visions for the future
This report maps and analyses the social implications of the visions of our transport future. The report examines the assumptions underpinning these visions, as they are represented and projected in recent transport and mobilities stakeholder reporting.
Getting to 1.2 million: our roadmap to create a thriving Australian tech workforce
This strategy document sets out Australia’s tech jobs opportunity, the barriers the nation faces to meet this opportunity, and what industry and government can do to reduce these barriers.
The roadmap to telehealth efficacy: care, health, and digital equities
In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
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.
Quantum technology and Victoria
Quantum physics and technology are important frontiers in scientific research and development. This paper provides a snapshot of how the technology is currently being developed
Digital economy strategy: 2022 update
The Australian government has released this update, which outlines progress made on Australia becoming a top 10 digital economy and society by 2030.
A whole new world: education meets the metaverse
In this policy brief, the authors offer a path for bringing best educational practices into the metaverse. They suggest a series of well-worn principles, derived from the science of how and what children learn to guide the design of new educational technology.
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.
What is AUKUS and what is it not?
This paper sets out what AUKUS is—a technology accelerator that is about shifting the military balance in the Indo-Pacific. Just as importantly, it also sets out what AUKUS isn’t, to reset some of the discussion. It also proposes a simple performance metric for AUKUS implementers...
Benchmarking critical technologies
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.
The action plan for critical technologies
This plan demonstrates the Australian government’s tangible actions to protect and promote critical technologies.
Blueprint for critical technologies
This resource outlines the Australian government’s framework for capitalising on critical technologies to drive a technologically-advanced, future-ready nation.
Making life richer, easier and healthier: robots, their future and the roles for public policy
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.
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...
Digital energy futures: future home life
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...
Research security, collaboration, and the changing map of global R&D
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...
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.
Technology and trust: priorities for a reimagined economy led by technology
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...
An Australian strategy for the quantum revolution
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.
Digital economy strategy 2030
The digital economy is key to securing Australia's economic future and recovery from COVID-19. This strategy targets investments that will hopefully underpin improvements in jobs and productivity, and make Australia’s economy more resilient.
Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: final report
Technologies that have emerged or become ubiquitous within the last decade have profoundly changed the ways that scholars, students, and the general public create and engage with information. This report identifies strategic opportunities for research libraries to adopt and engage with emerging technologies, with a...
Critical technologies and the Indo-Pacific
This report argues that as the India-Australia bilateral relationship continues to grow and evolve, both governments should invest in the construction of a new India–Australia partnership on technology. The foundation for such a partnership already exists, and further investment areas of complementary interests could stimulate...