Minister for Education
“Automated decision making is the process where machines make decisions without human involvement,”
“This technology is being used in self-driving cars or algorithms that are used to make medical diagnosis and business decisions.
“This technology has great potential to transform the efficiency of industry, as well as public and private services, however, as with all technology, it is prudent to explore how to mitigate any possible risks.
“Our Government is funding research into automated decision making to ensure this technology provides the best possible outcomes for society and industry.
“Researchers will formulate world-leading policy and practice, inform public debate, and train a new generation of researchers and practitioners.”
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
“Automated decision-making, like all technology, is making a significant difference to the way we work and the way we live, and it's important that we get the settings right,”
“It's easy to fear technology when it comes to how it will impact industry and jobs, but embracing technology like this and investing in this Centre of Excellence will grow our economy and create Australian jobs.”
RMIT University Vice-Chancellor and President
“This exciting new centre will be the only one of its kind, and RMIT is proud to host it,” he said.
“We have a long history of operating at the intersection of technology and the human experience and, working closely with industry and other partners around the world, we're focused on improving life for our communities in a time of constant change.
“We are delighted that the centre encapsulates RMIT's approach to tackling challenging problems in both policy and practice.”