Australia to assess the impacts
While AI has not yet been debated by Australian parliamentarians, the federal government is backing a research study through the Australian Research Council (ARC) into the “social consequences of robotics and artificial intelligence”.
The project – Enhanced Humans, Robotics and the Future of Work – is being carried out by researchers from the University of South Australia, The Australian National University and the University of Wollongong and has received $429,400 in funding from the ARC.
“The key aim of the project is to assess the impacts that advances in robotic and AI technologies are having on society. The project will do this by exploring the sociological impacts of the current seismic shifts in automation, robotics and AI and how demand is created for digital skills around mobility and mobile technology,” the researchers said.
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