What we research

CAIDE's research focuses on taking high level concepts of AI Ethics and applying them to specific technologies in order to understand the social, legal, technical and regulatory implications of their use. Currently, our research is focusing on five key themes: Trustworthy AI, Fairness and AI, Privacy and AI, Transparent AI and Accountable AI

Research Streams

CAIDE has a series of research streams that cover our areas of interest and ongoing projects.

Art, AI and Digital Ethics

This research stream is led by Dr Vanessa Bartlett, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Culture and Communications, Faculty of Arts

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Digital Intermediaries

AI in Private Spaces

This research stream is lead by Co-Director, Professor Jeannie Paterson

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Animals and AI

This research stream is led by Dr Simon Coghlan, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, School of Computing and Information Systems.

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Explainable AI

Autonomy and AI

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

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Ethics of AI in Healthcare

This research stream is led by Dr Simon Coghlan, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, School of Computing and Information Systems.

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EdTech

This research stream is led by Dr Simon Coghlan, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, School of Computing and Information Systems.

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AI, Regulation and Government

This research stream is led by Professor Jeannie Paterson, Co-Director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics.

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Current research projects

Below are our ongoing research projects from across our member faculties and with our partners. At the bottom of this page you can also view CAIDE publications. Our blog postsmedia and thought pieces can be view on our news, media and events page.

Graduate Research Projects

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Questioning the Chatbot

Questioning the Chatbot: Scrutinising the Performance of Telco Customer Service Chatbots

This project was funded by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and is led by Dr Yvette Maker with Professor Jeannie Paterson, Professor Reeva Lederman and Dr Simon Coghlan.

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Ninian Stephen Law Program: New legal thinking for emerging technologies

This project is funded by the Menzies Foundation and led by Professor Jeannie Paterson, Professor Tim Miller, Professor Lars Kulik and Assistant Professor Atif Ahmad.

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

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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Regulatory mechanisms for protecting reasonable expectations of privacy: the roles of consent and fairness in Australian and Indian Data Protection Law

Professor Jeannie Marie Paterson (CAIDE) with Associate Professor Mark Taylor (MLS) and Professor Indranath Gupta, Jindal Global University.

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

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

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

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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Digital Intermediaries

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

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

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Digital Analysis of Morality as Cooperation

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

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Mind Your Business: Surveillance technologies for workplace health and safety

Professor Tim Miller,  Professor Jeannie Paterson, Dr Simon Coghlan, Gabby Bush and Liam Harding.

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CAIDE Publications

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

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Policy Submissions

Disseminating our research by contributing to policy discussions is an integral part of CAIDE's work. Follow the link below to view the submissions we have made to various inquiries and reports.

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