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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Investigating Manipulative Applications of Generative AI

8 December 2023

With support from the Minderoo Foundation, Gradient Institute is exploring how bad actors could leverage the latest pre-trained language models for personalised persuasion and manipulation.

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Gradient Institute Receives Donation from Cadent for AI Safety Research

9 November 2023

Gradient Institute has received a donation from Cadent, an ethical technology studio, to develop research on technical AI Safety.

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Gradient Institute policy recommendations for the AI Safety Summit

27 October 2023

Gradient Institute has prepared a policy paper offering recommendations for the AI Safety Summit, which is to be hosted by the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the 1st and 2nd of November.

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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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The FAIR - The Festival of AI + Robotics

Gradient Institute’s Bill Simpson-Young will speaking and will sit on a panel, FAIR Discussions and Insights with Audience Q&A at The FAIR - The Festival of AI + Robotics on Day 1 - 18th March, 2024 - Moderated by Anthony Caruana (Co-CEO Media-Wize) .

Who we've worked with (selection)

ACT Education Australian Human Rights Commission Consumer Policy Research Centre Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources Komply AI Monetary Authority of Singapore Minderoo Foundation National Artificial Intelligence Centre NSW Department of Customer Service Digital NSW NSW Ombudsman Reserve Bank of Australia Seek Telstra Telstra Foundation UnionBank of the Philippines


Gradient Institute is enabled by the vision of:

IAG University of Sydney CSIRO's Data61

We work to pursue our vision in partnership and collaboration with:

HMI Ambiata The Ethics Centre