Responsible Artificial Intelligence

We are an independent, nonprofit research institute that works to build safety, ethics, accountability and transparency into AI systems: developing new algorithms, training organisations operating AI systems and providing technical guidance for AI policy development.

Case Studies


Australian Human Rights Commission

Gradient Institute worked with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the Consumer Policy Research Centre, CHOICE and CSIRO’s Data61 to develop a report on algorithmic bias. This formed...


Monetary Authority of Singapore

We collaboratively developed a methodology, metrics and tools to enable financial institutions to evaluate their AI and data analytics solutions against the Fairness, Ethics, Accountability and...


ACT Education Directorate

In collaboration with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Education Directorate, Gradient Institute applied state-of-the-art causal machine learning techniques to education data to look deeper...



One of Australia's leading banks engaged Gradient Institute to provide subject matter expertise in the responsible use of AI to aid in the development of their AI policy, processes and practices....


Online marketplace

The client is a market leader online marketplace that spans multiple countries. The organisation uses artificial intelligence (AI) systems as core components of their marketplace business including...

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Telstra Foundation supports Gradient Institute research towards safer mental health chatbots

16 August 2023

Telstra Foundation, through its Young & Connected Fund, has provided Gradient Institute with a seed grant to work towards the safe and effective use of AI and Large Language Models (LLM) in mental...

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Submission response to AI regulation discussion paper

1 August 2023

Gradient Institute submitted a response to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources' discussion paper “Safe and Responsible AI in Australia”.

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New report to help businesses implement responsible AI

22 June 2023

Gradient Institute, in collaboration with Australia's National Artificial Intelligence Centre (hosted by CSIRO), has released a report that outlines practical measures for businesses to adopt...

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Gradient starts delivering Generative AI risk control training courses

6 June 2023

Many companies are starting to use applications that use generative AI technologies such as large language models (LLMs). They often know about the risks such as inaccurate results, bad behaviour...

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Regulators urged to monitor the AI power struggle closely for potential risks

1 May 2023

Dr. Tiberio Caetano, co-founder and chief scientist of Gradient Institute, warns that regulators need to start paying attention to anyone using vast amounts of computer power in machine learning to...

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Gradient Fellow Chris Dolman awarded Actuary of the Year

15 September 2022

Gradient Institute Fellow Chris Dolman has been awarded Actuary of the Year by the Actuaries Institute of Australia. Some excerpts from the official announcement:

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Australia's original disruptive festival is back for 2022

24 August 2022

We're excited for this important event run by our long-time collaborators The Ethics Centre! Truth, trust, tech, tattoos, and taboos: Australia’s original disruptive festival, the Festival of...

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Banking Finance + Oath (BFO) AI-driven marketing in financial services

9 June 2022

The BFO Young Ambassadors collaborated with Gradient Institute to investigate the ethical concerns surrounding the use of AI in financial services. While some areas of the industry, such as credit...

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Yaya Lu joins Gradient Institute as Senior Consultant

2 June 2022

Yaya’s background includes researcher and business analyst in the Australian Public Service, focusing on generating user-centric outputs to address Whole-of-Government and agency needs. With a...

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Policy submission on the regulation of AI and automated decision making

24 May 2022

Gradient Institute submitted a response to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Digital Technology Taskforce Issues Paper “Positioning Australia as a Leader in Digital Economy...



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American Chamber of Commerce's Great AI Debate

Gradient Institute’s Bill Simpson-Young will be partaking in AmCham's Great AI Debate: Mankind vs Machine Learning on 28th September, 2023 in Sydney. Moderated by journalist and Head of Content at Ausbiz, Nadine Blayney will lead this fast paced and interactive debate where industry leading...


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IAG University of Sydney CSIRO's Data61

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