What we research

The Centre for AI and Digital Ethics has a large body of research in the field of AI Ethics. Our projects are conducted by researchers from across the disciplines of Arts, Science, Law, Engineering and Computer Science.

CAIDE's research aims to give context to the abstract standards of AI Ethics. Currently, our research is focusing on five key themes:
Trustworthy AI, Fairness and AI, Privacy and AI, Transparent AI and Accountable AI

These five research themes have been identified by the CAIDE team as the core tenants of ethical AI and digital technologies. Under these themes our work includes gender bias in algorithms, data privacy, social implications of technology and human-computer interactions. We are also researching surveillance technologies, legal frameworks for dispute resolution, explainable AI and digital assistants.

Below are our ongoing research projects from across our member faculties and with our partners. Our research projects include the work of our PhD students, research teams, Senior Research Fellows in Digital Ethics and Co-Directors. At the bottom of this page you can also view CAIDE publications. Our media pieces, thought pieces and blog posts can be view on our news, media and events page.

Beyond Anthropomorphism? The AI - Machine - Human - Animal continuum

RESEARCH THEME: Trustworthy AI

This project is a collaboration between the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics and the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich on the AI - Machine - Human - Animal continuum.

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From Pockets to Cockpits: The Cultural Context of Digital Flight Assistants

RESEARCH THEME: Trustworthy AI

This research team is lead by Dr Fabio Mattioli, with funding from CAIDE 2020 Seed funding.

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AI Localism

The Ethics and Practice of AI Localism at a time of COVID-19 and beyond

RESEARCH THEME: Privacy and AI

Research in collaboration with The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) at the Technical University of Munich and the GovLab at New York University

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AI in the Home?: Understanding how Australians Use Digital Personal Assistants

RESEARCH THEME: Trustworthy AI

Professor Jeannie Paterson, Co-Director Centre for AI and Digital Ethics and Professor Megan Richardson, Melbourne Law School

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Digital Intermediaries
Explainable AI

Explainable Artificial Intelligence

RESEARCH THEME: Accountable AI

Co-Director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, Professor Tim Miller

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Gendered algorithms: The future as a replica of the discriminative past

RESEARCH THEME: Bias and AI

Sheilla Njoto, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts

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Human-centred decision making

Developing human-centred explanations for decisions made using AI

RESEARCH THEME: Accountable AI

Henrietta Lyons, PhD Candidate, School of Computing and Information Systems

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Online dispute resolution and consumer disputes in Australia

RESEARCH THEME: Accountable AI

Vivi Tan, PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School

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Dispute resolution
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Digital Analysis of Morality as Cooperation

RESEARCH THEME: Fairness and AI

Dr Marc Cheong, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, School of Computing and Information Systems

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Cyber Law Mapping

RESEARCH THEME: Accountability and AI

Dr Kobi Leins, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, School of Computing and Information Systems

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Cyber Law Mapping
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Animals and Digital Technologies

RESEARCH THEME: Trustworthy AI

Dr Simon Coghlan, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, School of Computing and Information Systems

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CAIDE Publications

CAIDE Researchers have published across our areas of expertise in the AI Ethics space.

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