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RMIT to lead a $70m research project on machine learning and decision making

The university has $31m from the federal government to host the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. Education Minister Dan Tehan announced it yesterday.

Partners will provide another $39m. RMIT reports they include seven other Australian universities, nine US, UK and European uni and 14 other international AI-industry and community research organisations and lobbies. Centre head, RMIT’s Julian Thomas says the centre’s work will, “help ensure machine learning and decision-making technologies (are) used responsibly, ethically and inclusively.”


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