Research into the social consequences of robotics and artificial intelligence.
Technological innovations in networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic devices are unleashing a transformation in work and employment as far-reaching as the industrial revolution. Automation in the workforce is not new, but technological developments (especially breakthroughs in robotics) now threaten entire professions. This research will investigate the social consequences of robotics and AI, exploring the digital capability of Australia and the skills needed to prepare the future workforce to compete in a global economy increasingly shaped by technological automation.
There are a number of unique aspects of our current period that make robotic and AI technologies an extremely disruptive, and potentially productive, social and economic force.