PROJECT SUMMARY

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Language and Cultural Diversity in ADM: Australia in the Asia Pacific

Focus Areas: News & Media, Mobilities, Social Services
Status: Active

This project investigates the challenges and opportunities for cultural and linguistic diversity in automated decision making (ADM) across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Focusing upon language and cultural diversity as the central concern, the project aims to better understand the ways in which AI and ADM may be utilised to promote diversity and social cohesion across our region, in addition to identifying the roles of bias and manipulation in ADM.

Moving beyond the dominant paradigms and voices that inform debates about contemporary technologies (e.g. Anglo-centric and superpowers-focused), the Diversity in ADM project focuses on: (1) culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia, and (2) communities across the Asia-Pacific. It has significance in highlighting both the comparative and connecting perspectives, viewpoints and life experiences, and dialogues in relation to ADM and in increasing creativity and problem-solving capabilities in our multicultural society and workplace.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Develop a better understand the landscapes of ADM across the region, including the role of NGOs, industry, government and other stakeholders; 
  • Empower community members to participate in dialogues concerning diversity in ADM; and
  • Build capacity for community organisations in collective bargaining with public policymakers for inclusive and equitable ADM policies.

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RESEARCHERS

Haiqing Yu

Prof Haiqing Yu

Project Co-Leader and Chief Investigator,
RMIT University

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ADM+S Chief Investigator Heather Horst

Prof Heather Horst

Project Co-Leader and Chief Investigator,
University of Western Sydney

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Deborah Lupton

Prof Deborah Lupton

Project Co-Leader and Chief Investigator,
UNSW

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ADM+S Chief Investigator Anthony McCosker

Prof Anthony McCosker

Chief Investigator,
Swinburne University
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Sarah Pink

Prof Sarah Pink

Chief Investigator,
Monash University

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Distinguished Professor Julian Thomas

Prof Julian Thomas

Chief Investigator,
RMIT University

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Daniel Featherstone

Dr Daniel Featherstone

Research Fellow,
RMIT University
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Gerard Goggin

Prof Gerard Goggin

Associate Investigator,
University of Western Sydney
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ADM+S Associate Investigator Jenny Kennedy

Assoc Prof Jenny Kennedy

Associate Investigator,
RMIT University
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Dang Nguyen

Dr Dang Nguyen

Research Fellow,
RMIT University

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Dr Damiano Spina

Dr Damiano Spina

Associate Investigator,
RMIT University

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Yong-Bin Kang

Dr Yong-Bin Kang

Research Fellow,
Swinburne University

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Thao Phan

Dr Thao Phan

Research Fellow,
Monash University
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Xiaofang Yao

Dr Xiaofang Yao

Affiliate,
Federation University

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Prof Jason G. Karlin

Research Partner,
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies,
University of Tokyo, Japan

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Lee Kwang-Suk

Prof Kwang-Suk Lee

Research Partner,
Seoul National University of Science & Technology,
South Korea

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Cheryll soriano

Prof Cheryll Ruth Soriano

Research Partner,
La Salle Institute of Governance and Social Development Research Center,
De La Salle University, The Philippines

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Prof-Jack-Linchuan-Qiu 4x5small

Prof Jack Qiu

Research Partner,
Asian Communication Research Centre,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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PARTNERS

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Digital Asia Hub
(Hong Kong)

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Telstra

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COLLABORATORS

Centre for Trusted
Internet and Community

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