PROJECT SUMMARY

The Regulatory Project

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

ADM systems (including AI, foundation models and generative AI) pose ongoing regulatory challenges for Australian governments at every level, and across multiple domains. 

2024-2027 is a critical period for the development of regulation of AI. Worldwide, governments are taking concrete steps to adapt existing laws to technological, social and other changes brought about by expanding uses of AI, and to develop new, risk-based regulatory frameworks.

At the same time others are moving to provide more governance for AI: for example via the development of technical standards and other frameworks. 

The Regulatory Project will contribute to this process, examining fundamental questions that these technologies pose for our regulatory techniques, and engaging research and researchers from across the Centre and the Centre’s partners to inform and respond to regulatory initiatives and quandaries.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Examine and understand the deployment of ADM systems (including AI), by public and private sector actors and across supply chains, and the effect on fundamental legal concepts, such as natural justice (procedural fairness) as it applies to ADM use by government and firms; responsibility, and accountability, delivering critical new knowledge regarding the changing nature of law and regulation in the AI/ADM space; 
  • Examine and analyse emerging regulatory and governance mechanisms for the development and deployment of AI, including their interaction with socio-technical context, in order to understand what mechanisms are emerging, whether they work, and (if so) how;
  • Translate these understandings across other projects and themes in the centre by collaborating on emerging regulatory implications of research and projects across ADM+S; and
  • Provide a hub for ongoing government and policy engagement and to bring legal and regulatory perspectives to research across the Centre.

PUBLIC RESOURCES

GenAI Concepts

Target audience: Government agencies, industry, researchers, general public

This resource offers technical, operational and regulatory terms and concepts for generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), developed in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) and the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC).

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RESEARCHERS

Kim Weatherall

Prof Kimberlee Weatherall

Project Co-Leader and Chief Investigator,
University of Sydney

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ADM+S Investigator Christine Parker

Prof Christine Parker

Project Co-Leader and Chief Investigator,
University of Melbourne

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Jake Goldenfein

Dr Jake Goldenfein

Project Co-Leader and Chief Investigator,
University of Melbourne

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Michael Richardson

Assoc Prof Michael Richardson

Project Co-Leader and Associate Investigator,
UNSW

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ADM+S Chief Investigator Nic Suzor

Prof Nicolas Suzor

Chief Investigator,
QUT

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Zofia Bednarz

Dr Zofia Bednarz

Associate Investigator,
University of Sydney

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Emeritus Professor Terry Carney

Prof Terry Carney

Associate Investigator,
University of Sydney

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Prof Kylie Pappalardo

Associate Investigator,
QUT

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Scarlet Wilcock

Dr Scarlet Wilcock

Associate Investigator,
University of Sydney

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José-Miguel Bello y Villarino

Dr Jose-Miguel Bello y Villarino

Research Fellow,
University of Sydney

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Henry Fraser

Dr Henry Fraser

Research Fellow,
QUT

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Fan Yang

Dr Fan Yang

Research Fellow,
University of Melbourne

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Tegan Cohen

Dr Tegan Cohen

Affiliate,
QUT

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PARTNERS

ABC logo

Australian
Broadcasting
Corporation

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AlgorithmWatch logo

Algorithm Watch
(Germany)

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Consumer Policy Research Centre Logo

Consumer Policy R
esearch Centre

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Cornell Tech logo

Cornell Tech

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OVIC Logo

Victorian Information
Commissioner

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COLLABORATORS

University of Melbourne logo

Centre for Artificial Intelligence
and Digital Ethics (CAIDE)

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CHOICE

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Gradient Institute

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