Automated Societies Panel Discussion

ADM+S Hosts 2022 Symposium on Automated Societies

Author Loren Dela Cruz
Date 4 August 2022

Last month the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) hosted the 2022 ADM+S Symposium ‘Automated Societies: What do we need to know?’ at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and online.

From July 20- 22, over 200 attendees and 100 speakers gathered from across the globe to explore a range of critical current and emerging problems, challenges, and conceptual questions related to automated decision-making and society.

Sessions included panel discussions, interactive workshops, film screenings and book launches by ADM+S researchers, industry partners and collaborators, as well as keynote presentations by Dr Melissa Gregg from Intel, Ms Malavika Jayaram from Digital Asia Hub, Professor Frank Pasquale from Brooklyn Law School, Professor Cheryll Soriano from De La Salle University and Professor Karen Yeung from University of Birmingham.

'Platform Futures: Ex post and ex ante tools in the regulatory toolkit' panel discussion
‘Platform Futures: Ex post and ex ante tools in the regulatory toolkit’ panel discussion


A Poster Competition was held as part of the Symposium which provided Centre researchers the opportunity to exhibit posters that highlight the results of their research projects for a chance to win $2,000 in research funding.

2022 ADM+S Poster Competition
2022 ADM+S Poster Competition


The judging panel which included ADM+S Centre Director Distinguished Professor Julian Thomas, Associate Director Professor Jean Burgess, and International Advisory Board Member Dr Melissa Gregg, evaluated seven poster submissions and awarded the 2022 ADM+S Symposium Best Poster Prize to ‘Quantifying impacts of shared e-scooters’ by Assoc Prof Jeffrey Chan, Dr Danula Hettiachchi, Hiruni Kegalle, Prof Flora Salim, and Prof Mark Sanderson. Honourable Mentions were given to ‘AI Opacity and Explainability in Tort Litigation’ by Dr Henry Fraser, Rhyle Simcock, and Dr Aaron Snoswell and ‘ACTUATE Project: Fair Data-Driven Resource Allocation Under Time Constraints’ by Dr Jeffery Chan, Dr Sarah M. Erfani, Dr Yousef Kowsar, Prof Christopher Leckie, Prof Flora Salim.

ADM+S Centre Director, Distinguished Professor Julian Thomas said the Symposium “set us up for the next phase of the Centre” to further the development of responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making.

Recordings from the Symposium will be made available on the Centre’s YouTube channel.


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