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  • Alex Wok

AI & Automation

Edited by Marc Eastmure


  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broad term which refers to technologies that emulate human intelligence in their application, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and machine learning. AI has been applied to automate many processes usually manually performed by human workers across both white and blue collar sectors. Examples include self-service checkouts, financial trading algorithms, legal clerk research and medical diagnosis tools.


Do the productivity gains from AI and Automation outweigh the disruptions it will have on society?

read more:

  1. The Guardian, ‘If robots are the future of work, where do humans fit in?’; Medium, ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Australian Economy’.

  2. Pew Research Centre, ‘AI, Robotics & the Future of Jobs’.

  3. ABC, 'Australia must embrace AI revolution with automation set to affect every job, report says'.

  4. The Guardian, ‘The machine age is upon us: we must not let it grind society to pieces

The Conversation, 'Who’s to blame when artificial intelligence systems go wrong?'.

Business Insider Australia, ‘Artificial Intelligence Could Free People From Work - If We Let It’, Australian Financial Review, ‘Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence'.

  1. NBC Think, ‘Will Robots Take Your Jobs?’; Microsoft, Microsoft Enterprise Report: Building Australia’s Future Ready Workforce

  2. World Economic Forum, '5 reasons consumers will embrace artificial intelligence'.

  3. Turing Horizon, 'How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Us Safer'; Alphr, 'Will killer robots make us safer?'.