WHAT AUTOMATED
DECISION MAKING MEANS

Automated decision-making is the process of making a decision by automated means without any human involvement. These decisions can be based on factual data, as well as on digitally created profiles or inferred data.

The simplest example is a set of traffic lights, and more involved examples are online loan calculators and recruitment aptitude tests.

Today, automated decision-making technology is expanding rapidly and we are keen to understand the impacts and ensure that we have the knowledge and the tools to understand the risks and enable it to be used in a way that is responsible, ethical and inclusive – that makes the world a better place.

The simplest example is a set of traffic lights, and more involved examples are online loan calculators and recruitment aptitude tests.

Today, automated decision-making technology is expanding rapidly and we are keen to understand the impacts and ensure that we have the knowledge and the tools to understand the risks and enable it to be used in a way that is responsible, ethical and inclusive – that makes the world a better place.

Potential risks

However, there are potential risks for both organisations and people. Some of these include:

  • Data discrimination. An example might be being discriminated against based on your post code, relationship status or social media use.
  • Spreading of wrong information for political and commercial means.

The simplest example is a set of traffic lights, and more involved examples are online loan calculators and recruitment aptitude tests.

Today, automated decision-making technology is expanding rapidly and we are keen to understand the impacts and ensure that we have the knowledge and the tools to understand the risks and enable it to be used in a way that is responsible, ethical and inclusive – that makes the world a better place.

The simplest example is a set of traffic lights, and more involved examples are online loan calculators and recruitment aptitude tests.

KEY PEOPLE

ADM+S Director Julian Thomas

JULIAN THOMAS

Centre Director

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ADM+S Director Julian Thomas

JULIAN THOMAS

Centre Director

Learn more

ADM+S Director Julian Thomas

JULIAN THOMAS

Centre Director

Learn more

ADM+S Director Julian Thomas

JULIAN THOMAS

Centre Director

Learn more

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Ruth Sowter
Establishment Manager

+61 3 9925 6025
ruth.sowter@rmit.edu.au