ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society

ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society

The recent rapid expansion of automated decision-making, enabled by a wide range of technologies from machine learning to the blockchain, has created new risks to human rights and welfare as well as great potential benefits. Increasing inequality, lower productivity and diminished economic security have all been highlighted as risks in the coming decade.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making. 

RMIT is proud to be the host organisation for this ARC Centre of Excellence, which is being led by Professor Julian Thomas. 

The Centre combines social and technological disciplines in an international industry, research and civil society network that brings together experts from Australia, Europe, Asia and America. It will formulate world-leading policy and practice and inform public debate with the aim to reduce risks and improved outcomes in the priority domains of news and media, transport, social services and health. 

Our role

With a vision for responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making the Centre’s objectives are to:

Research from the centre will be used to inform public policy and procedures, shape debate on the automated decision-making technology, and train future researchers and practitioners in the field.

Our people

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Centre Director

Professor Julian Thomas

Centre partners

Australian university partners:

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer