View the latest publications from ADM+S researchers.

  • Generative AI: Language models and multimodal foundation models
    1 June 2023 | Report
    Prof Julian Thomas, Prof Jean Burgess, Prof Genevieve Bell AO, Prof Shazia Sadiq
    Commissioned by Australia’s National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) at the request of the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP in February 2023, the rapid research report addresses rapid changes in the industry following the launch of ChatGPT (a generative AI-powered chatbot).
  • More-than-human Wellbeing: Exhibition reader
    12 May 2023 | Exhibition reader
    Prof Deborah Lupton, Dr Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, Dr Megan Rose, Dr Ash Watson
    This reader for the More-than-Human Wellbeing exhibition draws together different fields of knowledge, including sociology, art, and design, to reveal the multifaceted ways our bodily wellbeing is intrinsically tied to the ecological wellbeing of our planet.


ADM+S regularly contributes to public inquiries and submissions to inform public policy debate and deliver policy change for the benefit of all Australians. Recent submissions that have been made public by the relevant committee or agency are listed below.

  • Safe and Responsible AI in Australia
    July 2023 | Submission
    Prof Kim Weatherall, Dr Zofia Bednarz, Dr Jose-Miguel Bello y Villarino, Prof Jean Burgess, Dr Loup Cellard, Tegan Cohen, Dr Henry Fraser, Dr Jake Goldenfein, Assoc Prof Timothy Graham, Prof Fiona Haines, Prof Paul Henman, Dr Nataliya Ilyushina, Dr Jenny Kennedy, Prof Jackie Leach Scully, Dennis Leeftink, Suvradip Maitra, Dr Rita Matulionyte, Prof Anthony McCosker, Dr Robert Mullins, Kelsie Nabben, Prof Christine Parker, Dr Thao Phan, Prof Flora Salim, Dr Aaron Snoswell, Prof Julian Thomas, Melanie Trezise, Libby Young, Jacky Zeng
    Submission to the Commonwealth Government’s Discussion Paper on Safe and Responsible AI
  • Jobs and Skills Australia Foundation Skills Study Discussion Paper
    April 2023 | Submission
    Distinguished Prof Julian Thomas, Prof Anthony McCosker, Assoc Prof Sharon Parkinson, Dr Daniel Featherstone, Dr Lyndon Ormond, Dr Jenny Kennedy, Kieran Hegarty
    Submission to Jobs and Skills Australia’s (JSA) national study on adult literacy, numeracy, and digital skills.
  • Smart TVs and local content prominence
    February 2023 | Submission
    Assoc Prof Ramon Lobato, Alexa Scarlata, Dr Bruno Schivinski
    A submission to the Prominence Framework for Connected TV Devices proposals paper
  • The right to privacy in the digital age
    June 2022 | Submission
    Dr José-Miguel Bello y Villarino, Prof Kimberlee Weatherall
    Submission to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age.


The ADM+S Working Papers series publishes new research by ADM+S Centre members and collaborators in an open access format.

  • Mapping ADM in Australian Social Services
    15 October 2022 | Project update
    Brook Ann Coco, Prof Paul Henman, Dr Lyndal Sleep
    This report provides a baseline dataset for researchers on the types of automated decision-making (ADM) systems being utilised in Australian social services.
  • Mapping the Digital Gap: Background Paper
    6 October 2022 | Project update
    Dr Daniel Featherstone, Prof Julian Thomas, Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Dr Jenny Kennedy
    This paper sets out the approach, main objectives, policy and research context, methodology and research sites of the Mapping the Digital Gap research project.
  • Australian Ad Observatory: Background Paper
    15 July 2022 | Working paper
    Prof Jean Burgess, Prof Mark Andrejevic, Prof Daniel Angus, Dr Abdul Karim Obeid
    This working paper is designed to provide background information on the aims and methods of the Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) Australian Ad Observatory research project.


ADM+S has created an online publication on Medium which is a space for members to share informal think-pieces with the broader community.

  • Bots as more than human?
    11 October 2022
    Dominique Carlon
    Debates about the risks and benefits of bots having human-like qualities overlook other creative and interesting possibilities that they could offer society.


The Australian Social Data Observatory (ASDO) is a new proposal developed by ADM+S for landmark National Research Infrastructure to advance Australia's digital economy and society.



As part of the Centre's Social Issues Mapping Project, we have developed an ongoing collaborative document that provides an overview of key social issues in the use of automated systems in our four Focus Areas: News & Media, Transport & Mobilities, Health and Social Services.



Our Strategic Plan delivers a framework for the Centre to pursue our mission of creating the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making.



Our Annual Reports summarise the operations of the Centre each year. They include information on our research, news, outreach, engagement, and the achievements of our researchers and students.