The Transport and Mobilities Focus Area will focus on challenges such as assuring ethics, transparency, and privacy; addressing existing social inequalities; and understanding the linkages between shared, commercial and public systems of provision.

Automated transport and mobility services have the potential to transform how we live and move. They offer new opportunities to address entrenched inequalities of access to mobility, relating to disability, age, economic status and location.

However, to achieve these possibilities, the development of new technical capacities and data systems needs to be harnessed for the design of future transport and mobility services that fulfil the needs of people and social institutions.

Challenges include assuring ethics, transparency and privacy; addressing existing social inequalities; and understanding the linkages between shared, commercial and public systems of provision.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Public Interest Litigation for AI Accountability

Identifying the opportunities, enablers and barriers for public interest litigation to promote accountability and fairness in automated decision-making.

Ecological Implications of Data Centres

What shapes the environmental impacts of data centres cooling infrastructures?

Transparent Machines: From Unpacking Bias to Actionable Explainability

Unpacking the biases in models that may come from the underlying data, or biases in software that could be designed with a specific purpose and angle from the developers’ point-of-view

Governing ADM Use

Examining the challenges to, and opportunities for, liberal and democratic institutions and governance presented by ADM.

Democratic Practices of Governance Given ADM

Developing a theoretically rich analysis of democracy and freedom given ADM.

The Coronavirus Impact

Considering ethical approaches in the area of automated decision-making (ADM) and civic life with a focus on civic commitments and concerns.

Everyday Data Cultures

Exploring the role of everyday data practices and literacies in automated decision-making.

Mapping ADM Across Sectors

Examining common themes with respect to the issues raised by the collection, storage, and use of data for ADM across object domains.

Diverse Experiences of ADM: Design, Curation and Use

Examining the ways in which automated decision-making (ADM) is being integrated into the lives of diverse and non-dominant communities across Australia.

Data Ethics, Rights, and Markets

Considering ethical approaches in the area of automated decision-making (ADM) and civic life with a focus on civic commitments and concerns.

Civic Automated Decision-Making

Considering ethical approaches in the area of automated decision-making (ADM) and civic life with a focus on civic commitments and concerns.

Adaptive, Multi-Factor Balanced, Regulatory Compliant Routing ADM Systems

Forming new approaches that combines fairness, privacy and legal guarantees for ADM systems, such as recommender and machine learning based systems.

Considerate and Accurate Multi-party Recommender Systems for Constrained Resources

This project will create a next generation recommender system that enables equitable allocation of constrained resources.

Decentering ADM: A Review of Automated Decision-Making in the Global South

This project is a review of the current state of ADM implementation, practices and visions in different regions in the Global South.