Significant technological advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics over the last two decades have enabled the widespread automation of decision-making in government in Western liberal democracies. However, automated government decision-making can have adverse effects upon vulnerable populations who are the intended recipients of government social programs, yet at the same time least able to address errors in government decision-making. This talk presents preliminary findings from a comparative book project analysing legal challenges automated government decision-making in the US, UK and Australia.

We invite you to join this seminar held by Yee-Fui Ng, an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre of Justice Innovation at Monash University. Yee-Fui’s research centres on the intersection between public law and politics, focusing on enhancing executive accountability. Yee-Fui is the author of The Rise of Political Advisors in the Westminster System (Routledge, 2018) and Ministerial Advisers in Australia: The Modern Legal Context (Federation Press, 2016), which was a finalist of the Holt Prize.

This event is a collaboration between the ARC CoE for ADM+S and the School of Social Science’s Digital Societies Research Cluster.

When: Monday 10 July 2023, 10:30am – 12pm.

Where: Room 09-443, Michie Building #9, UQ St Lucia and online via Zoom

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Room 09-443, Michie Building #9, UQ St Lucia and online via Zoom