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2020 ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making (ADM). ADM applies new technologies from machine learning to blockchains across a wide range of social sectors; it carries great potential and risks serious failures. The Centre combines social and technological disciplines in an international industry, research and civil society network. It will formulate world-leading policy and practice; inform public debate; and train a new generation of researchers and practitioners. Expected benefits include reduced risks and improved outcomes in the priority domains of news and media, transport, social services and health.

Funding: $31.8 million over 7 years
Centre Director:  Professor Julian Thomas
Administering Organisation:  RMIT University

Participating Organisations:

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Queensland
  • Data & Society Research Institute
  • Digital Asia Hub
  • Hans-Bredow-Institut 
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Australian Communications Consumer Action Network Limited
  • Australian Red Cross Society
  • Consumer Policy Research Centre Ltd
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
  • The Bendigo Hospital 
  • Cornell University, NY
  • Halmstad University, Sweden
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of Birmingham, UK
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • New York University
  • University of Maryland
  • Consumers Health Forum of Australia Ltd
  • Australian Council of Social Service
  • Max Kelsen Pty Ltd
  • Office of The Victorian Information Commissioner 
  • Volvo Car Corporation
  • AW AlgorithmWatch gGmbH 

Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society website for further information. 

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