ACOLA Submission: 2020-2021 Pre-Budget submission

Download submission (PDF 544KB) Over the past year, Australia has faced significant challenges that have disrupted our social and economic wellbeing. In considering the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) and our members urge the Australian Government to adopt a strategic approach to supporting Australia’s research sector that maintains Australia’s strong…

ACOLA Submission: Australian Human Rights Commission Consultation on Human Rights and Technology Discussion Paper

Download submission (PDF 332KB) Link to: Australian Human Rights Commission Report AI decision-making has the potential to advance human rights by enabling more informed decisions, improving the accessibility to services, and minimising systemic bias. At each stage of development, checks and assessments at an interdisciplinary, holistic level are needed to ensure AI evolves in line…

ACOLA Submission: Australia and New Zealand Standard Research Classification Review

Download submission (PDF 433KB) Link to: Australia and New Zealand Research classification Review As developments in science and technology progress rapidly, it is important to draw on deep expertise across disciplines to analyse the future, navigate change and highlight opportunities for the nation. Interdisciplinary research provides the forum for ensuring that these issues are assessed…

ACOLA Submission: Data61 Discussion Paper – AI: Australia’s Ethical Framework

Download submission (PDF 551KB) Link to: Data61 discussion paper. Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s ethical Framework While AI is likely to cause short- to medium-term disruption, it may also generate long-term growth in areas such as health, agriculture, environmental sustainability, and manufacturing. Although many of the opportunities for AI are still many years away, this disruption will…