A taxonomy of decision-making machines
Focus Area(s): News and Media, Health, Social Services, Transport and Mobilities
Research Program: Machines
The concept of Automated Decision Making (ADM) is relatively uncommon compared to Artificial Intelligence (AI). An important challenge for the Centre and for researchers is to clarify the meaning of ADM and how it relates to and differs from similar concepts.
This project sought to provide conceptual clarity of the this field of concepts. It secondly developed a way in which to conceptualise the various dimensions of ADM systems, providing a taxonomy of ADM. The project engaged with and provides an augmentation of the 2022 OECD Framework for the Classification of AI systems.
The purpose of identifying an ADM taxonomy was to enable more systematic identification and analysis of ADM. Such a systematic approach provides for comparison of ADM systems from different projects.
Based on the formative work of the project, draft definitions and taxonomy were adopted and revised in both the ADM+S Mapping ADM in social services in Australia project and the ADM+S NSW Ombudsman funded project Mapping ADM in NSW state and local governments.
It is anticipated that an ADM+S project report will be published.