Responsible Artificial Intelligence

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

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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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Yaya Lu joint 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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4 May 2022

Future.NSW presented by NSW Government held their thought-leadership event on the 2nd May, 2022. The event brought together the public, the private sector, business and industry leaders and experts...

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Caution: metaverse ahead

21 April 2022

Gradient Institute’s Chief Practitioner, Lachlan McCalman wrote this latest blog post about the metaverse on Medium. The post argues that the metaverse has the potential to have a profound impact...

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Gradient Institute Awarded Linkage Grant

12 April 2022

Our Linkage Grant Proposal “Socially Responsible Insurance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” has been approved by the Australian Research Council.

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De-risking automated decisions

16 March 2022

Today, in collaboration with Minderoo Foundation, we are releasing a report on de-risking automated decisions, which includes practical guidance for AI governance and AI risk management.

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AI Impact Control Panel

16 March 2022

In partnership with Minderoo Foundation, Gradient Institute has released the first version of our AI impact control panel software. This tool helps decision-makers balance and constrain their...

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Designing a practical approach to AI fairness

22 February 2022

Gradient Institute, along with collaborators from ServiceNow, Vector Institute and The University of Tübingen, just published an article in the January edition of IEEE Computer laying out...

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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...



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AI Leadership Summit

The National AI Centre will be hosting their inaugural AI Leadership Summit in Sydney. This invite-only event will bring together 100 leaders from across industry, academia, government and community. 57 members of the three National AI Centre Think Tanks (Responsible AI, Diversity and Inclusion...


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Digital.NSW 2022 Showcase

The NSW Government Digital.NSW 2022 Showcase will be taking place in Sydney on 30 November, 2022. The event aims to present some of the government's current activities and future plans relating to their use of digitial technology. CEO of Gradient Institute Bill Simpson-Young will be sitting on...


Perth, WA

The 2022 French Dialogues

The University of Western Australia Law School and the UWA Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab invite you to attend the 2022 French Dialogues. The French Dialogues is a facilitated discussion between members of a panel consisting of experts from a variety of disciplines who discuss a contemporary and...


Sydney, NSW

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

We're excited for this important event run by our long-time collaborators The Ethics Centre!


Oxford, UK

AIES Conference

The fifth AAAI/ACM conference on Artificial intelligence, Ethics, and Society will be taking place at Oxford on the 1-3 August, 2022.


Seoul, South Korea

ACM FAccT Conference 2022

The fifth annual ACM FAccT conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems. ACM FAccT 2022 builds on the success of the 2021 conference, which was held online. The 2022 conference will be held both...


Sydney, Australia


This thought-leadership event will support the building of a smarter, customer centric and fully digital NSW. We will work together with NSW residents, the private sector, industry and business leaders to harness the power of technology to deliver smarter, faster and easier services.


Canberra, Australia

50 Years of Computing at ANU

Fifty years ago, 260 students enrolled in an introductory course called ‘Computer Science B01’. Nowadays, ANU has over 1200 full time students. In between, they grew from a sub-department of the Department of Statistics to their own department (1976), and now, a School – the School of Computing...


Sydney, Australia

Women in AI Awards 2022 Australia – New Zealand

The fifth AAAI/ACM conference on Artificial intelligence, Ethics, and Society will be taking place at Oxford on the 1-3 August, 2022.


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