OVERVIEW

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society brings together universities, industry, government and the community to support the development of responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making.

OUR VISION

“Automation is no longer just about robots making things: increasingly, it involves computers making decisions. We rely on computers to process data, make predictions, apply rules, choose actions and determine outcomes.

Automated decision-making comprises an expanding array of intelligent technologies – from deep learning to blockchains – which promise to solve challenging problems across many sectors, from healthcare and social services to transport and media.

ADM promises to make essential services more personal, and to enhance choice and control for citizens and communities.

However, its widespread uptake also creates startling new risks of misuse and malfunction.

Rapidly evolving technologies such as machine learning and distributed ledgers are likely to produce both spectacular successes and failures.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making in these domains.

Our Centre combines leading researchers from the humanities, social and technological sciences in an international industry, research and civil society network.

We work with technologists, policy-makers, and public communicators.

We aim to enhance public understanding, inform public debate, and train a new generation of researchers and practitioners in this challenging new field.”

ADM+S Director Julian Thomas

ADM+S Director,
Distinguished Professor Julian Thomas

OUR MISSION

To connect academic research, industry, government and the community to develop responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making systems, for the benefit of all Australians.

WHO WE ARE

17
Chief Investigators

11
Partner Investigators

19
Associate Investigators

2
Affiliate Members

25
PhD Students

5
Professional Staff

79
Total Members

$31,800,000
ARC funding

$39,300,000
Australian University & Industry Partner Funding