Automation

Report

16 May 2019
184

Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing Australia’s manufacturing industry. This research, undertaken by PwC, on behalf of Swinburne University, Siemens and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), identifies the ways in which businesses and workforces must adapt to these changes.

Report

1 May 2019
73

Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. This report in Australia shows more employers than ever (84%) plan to increase or maintain their headcount as a result of automation. Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organisations...

Report

2 Apr 2019
118

This report examines current and future developments in the use of automation and new energy sources in land-based mass transit, including rail and road mass transit, point-to-point transport using automated vehicles, and the role and responsibilities of the Commonwealth in the development of these technologies....

Report

1 Apr 2019
48

This report examines the impact of mobile technologies on productivity in the Australian economy and the importance of mobile technologies in enabling workforce participation and productivity.

Report

4 Mar 2019
113

Automation and artificial intelligence present an enormous opportunity for national and personal income growth and could add up to $4 trillion to Australia’s economy, according to this report.

Article

24 Jan 2019
18

In the coming “AI Era,” job losses from automation could have a bigger impact on smaller towns and rural areas.

Report

24 Jan 2019
132

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 state-local policymakers.

Presentation

8 Nov 2018
26

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018
4

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Report

1 Nov 2018
35

Students are being faced with a false choice between the liberal arts and technical fields. Philosophy, English, and history majors are warned to prepare for un- or underemployment, while classmates in engineering and computer science are assumed to have six-figure salaries waiting after graduation....

Report

Which jobs could change? Are you ready for the future of work?
31 Aug 2018
362

This resource provides background information on where the jobs most vulnerable to automation are located, based on different regional types, as well as suggesting how people can best adapt to the changing workforce.

Report

25 Jun 2018
321

Australia is in the midst of a major reform to the way the income support system is delivered. This research explores the lived experiences of accessing and interacting with Centrelink, how this affects people's lives and what improvements they would like to see.

Report

15 May 2018
12

Following a troubling year, where geopolitical and social concerns gave rise to a new wave of business activism, millennials and Gen Z are sounding the alarm, according to Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey. Millennials’ opinions about business’ motivations and ethics, which had trended up the...

Discussion paper

2 May 2018
151

This paper is the first from the Regulating Automated Legal Advice Technologies (RALAT) project supported by the University of Melbourne’s Networked Society Institute.

The project focuses on a cutting-edge development in legal technology: the automation of legal advice. It seeks to understand the practice...

Report

1 May 2018
2

The rapidly changing world of work presents a flurry of unanswered questions for us all. Take underemployment, which refers to people working in jobs for which they are overqualified. This topic has garnered attention over the years, with researchers illuminating how one in three Americans...

Report

14 Mar 2018
6

This study focuses on the risk of automation and its interaction with training and the use of skills at work.

Building on the expert assessment carried out by Carl Frey and Michael Osborne in 2013, the paper estimates the risk of automation for individual...

Article

1 Mar 2018
58

A concern that low job security is constraining wage growth has been expressed in many countries. Using data on Australian households over time, this article finds that workers' perceptions of their own job security have declined in recent years. This deterioration has occurred across many...

Briefing paper

Policy briefing on the future of work
1 Mar 2018
8

New technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing people’s jobs and lives. They have the potential to free up workers to do more productive, less routine tasks and to provide consumers with access to more and better products and services. However, technology...

Report

26 Feb 2018
16

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.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017
281

This discussion paper argues that public policy should seek to accelerate automation to reap the productivity benefits, while building new institutions to ensure the dividends of technological change are broadly shared.

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