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.
- Decentralising data governance: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as data trusts
23 June 2022 | Working paper
Can data be governed in more democratic and accountable ways? This working paper explores the idea of blockchain-based “Decentralised Autonomous Organisations” (DAOs) as data trusts as a new model for data stewardship.
- Improving a framework for evaluating participatory science
15 June 2022 | Preprint
Dr Cobi Calyx, Dr Summer May Finlay
This paper proposes improvements to an open framework for evaluating participatory science, including projects framed as citizen science.
- 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.