Just in case you missed this news, this week the Minister for Education, the Honourable Dan Tehan, announced $31.8 million in Government funding for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, to be hosted at RMIT.
Led by RMIT Professor Julian Thomas, Director of the Social Change Enabling Capability Platform (ECP), the Centre of Excellence will bring together national and international experts from the humanities, and the social and technological sciences.
The centre will receive an additional $39.3 million in funding and in-kind support from partner institutions, including seven Australian Universities, Google Australia, Volvo, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and a number of other international industrial and research partners.
The significant investment will focus on improving the quality of life for communities in the face of constant technological change. 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.