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INFOGRAPHIC: Historical bias in AI systems

The example shown below is fictional but based on the types of scenarios that are known to occur in real life. AI systems are trained using data. AI systems learn patterns in the data and then make assumptions based on that data that can have real-world consequences. For example, if the training...

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Commission Commission – General

November ebulletin

Welcoming our new Children's Commissioner, Anne Hollonds  Anne Hollonds commences her role as Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner today. Anne brings with her a wealth of experience as an advocate for children and young people. She has worked as the CEO of Relationships Australia, the...

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Race Race Discrimination

2020 Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

  Note: Captions for the video are being produced and will be uploaded shortly.   Racial Equality in the Time of Coronavirus How has Australia’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic affected diverse communities? What lessons can be learned? And how can we ensure diverse communities are included in...

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Race Race Discrimination

Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture: “ Racial Equality in the Time of COVID ” The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected Australia’s diverse communities. From the racial targeting of Asian Australians to the hard lockdown imposed on residents in Melbourne’s public housing towers, the pandemic has also...

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Race Race Discrimination

Government should consult on English language visa requirements

Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has called on the Australian Government to ensure that new English language partner visa requirements are developed in consultation with key community stakeholders. Commissioner Tan said the inclusion of this policy in the budget came as a surprise to key...

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Commission Commission – General

October ebulletin

Eye opening video on elder abuse What does elder abuse look like? It may be physical, financial or psychological, but many Australians do not see the abuse that older people sometimes suffer. Last week, on International Day of Older Persons, Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson...

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