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).
- Broadcaster video-on-demand in Australia: Platforms, policy and local content
29 May 2023 | Journal article
Assoc Prof Ramon Laboto, Alexa Scarlata
This article considers some of the questions that commercial broadcaster video-on-demand (BVOD) platforms raise for television policy in Australia, with specific reference to local content regulation.
- 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.
- Examining the Impact of Uncontrolled Variables on Physiological Signals in User Studies for Information Processing Activities
26 April 2023 | Pre-print
Kaixin Ji, Dr Damiano Spina, Dr Danula Hettiachchi, Prof Flora Salim, Prof Falk Scholer
This paper investigates the extent to which controlled or uncontrolled variables influence physiological signals in information retrieval user studies involving wearable devices.
- Sex tech entrepreneurs: Governing intimate data in start-up culture
6 April 2023 | Journal article
Dr Zahra Stardust, Prof Kath Albury, Dr Jenny Kennedy
ADM+S researchers share findings from a workshop with prospective sextech industry professionals about how they approach data governance.
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
- Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme
February 2023 | Submission
Submission to the Robodebt Royal Commission into the establishment, design and implementation of the Robodebt scheme.
- The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
June 2022 | Submission
Prof Kimberlee Weatherall, Dr Jose-Miguel Bello y Villarino
- Submission to the National Cultural Policy Consultation
August 2022 | Submission
Dr Indigo Holcombe-Jame, Dr Kylie Pappalardo, Asco Prof Ramon Lobato, Prof Julian Thomas, Dr Amanda Lawrence, Alexa Scarlata, Sam Kininmonth, Michael Dezuanni
- Submission to the Oversight Board on Gender Identity, Nudity and Sexual Solicitation
August 2022 | Submission
Dr Zahra Stardust
Public submission on the Oversight Board’s case to consider Meta’s policies on Nudity and Sexual Activity and Sexual Solicitation (2022-009-IG-US & 2022-010-IG-UA). The case involved the content removal of two trans creators who posted images about their fundraisers for top surgery.
- 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.
WORKING PAPER SERIES
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 ON MEDIUM
ADM+S has created an online publication on Medium which is a space for members to share informal think-pieces with the broader community.
- Burning the Hooks: What happens when we lose our subreddits, APIs and exchanges?
14 June 2023
Dominique Carlon, Dennis Leeftink
The decision of two major platforms, Reddit and StackExchange, to restrict third-party access to their website’s contents has ignited a blaze of protest.
- What is happening outside of the digital town square? A glimpse into the street corners and alleyways that also make Internet social
1 December 2022
A brief overview of alternative social media (ASM) platforms (Gehl, 2015) and what it could mean for the future of the Internet or social media as we know them.
- 3 Big Questions from the ADM+S Dark Ads Hackathon
17 November 2022
The ADM+S Dark Ads Hackathon generated big questions that are only the beginning of the conversation about online advertising.
- Easier to find a hot tub than a step-free entrance on Airbnb
15 November 2022
Prof Nicolas Suzor
Four years after Airbnb introduced more than 20 different filters to help travelers with disabilities find accessible accommodation, suitable properties remain almost impossible to find.
- Bots as more than human?
11 October 2022
Debates about the risks and benefits of bots having human-like qualities overlook other creative and interesting possibilities that they could offer society.