The ADM+S Working Papers series publishes new research by ADM+S Centre members and collaborators in an open access format.

  • What Role for Standards and Assurance in Regulating Artificial Intelligence in Australia?Mapping ADM in Australian Social Services
    December 2023 | Working paper
    Dr Henry Fraser, Prof Fiona Haines, DR José-Miguel Bello y Villarino, Prof Kimberlee Weatherall, and Prof Christine Parker
    This paper analyses the objectives of Europe’s New Approach, assessing strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities of relying on standards and assurance to manage risks from AI systems and to achieve socio-technical objectives such as ‘responsible’ and ‘trustworthy’ AI. It puts forward several reasons to avoid over-reliance on standards as a regulatory mechanism for AI.
  • Mapping ADM in Australian Social Services
    15 October 2022 | Working paper
    Dr Lyndal Sleep, Brooke Ann Coco, Prof Paul Henman,
    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 | Working paper
    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 in child and family services: Mapping what is happening and what we know
    23 May 2022 | Working paper
    Dr Lyndal Sleep, Prof Paul Henman
    This paper reports on the proceedings of a workshop held on the 24 November 2020 which brought together international experts and on-the-ground sector stakeholders to provide an overview of what automated decision-making is being used in child and family services and what it means to service providers, professionals and service users.
  • Australian Search Experience Project: Background paper
    15 Jan 2022 | Working paper
    Prof Axel Bruns
    This background paper outlines the motivations for the Australian Search Experience project, presents the broader context of the research, introduces prior work by our research partner AlgorithmWatch, and describes the practical implementation of the study.