The Centre’s four Research Programs — Data, Machines, Institutions, and People — examine the various social and technical elements that combine and interact to constitute automated decision-making systems.

Automated decision-making (ADM) systems are not purely technological: they comprise a number of elements, including the data that enables predictive decision-making machines; the institutions that provide regulatory settings; and the people who design, use, imagine and adapt automated systems, and whose lives are affected by them.

Within each of the four programs, discrete projects are organised into workstreams designed to address particularly acute conceptual, pragmatic and methodological challenges. Together, they enable us to build the first comprehensive account of the social development, distribution, dynamics, performance and effects of ADM.