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As artificial intelligence (AI) and automation become more prevalent across workplaces in all sectors, ensuring policies appropriately factor for the social and ethical implications of these technologies is increasingly important.

This course is ideal for professionals wanting to be prepared for the policy challenges that accompany technological advancement.

Examine the social and ethical implications of AI

Gain an understanding of the key social and ethical implications of AI in the workplace, and the way governments are situating these concerns within policy development.

Critically analyse AI initiatives and strategies

Learn how to critically assess AI policies, initiatives and strategies by reviewing leading global frameworks and workplace policies.

Consider how AI policies are influencing work

Learn about some of the leading AI policies at multiple levels, and explore national and international policy frameworks and principles related to AI and influencing the workplace.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Professor Leah Ruppanner

Professor of Sociology, and director of The Future of Work Lab

Leah is a quantitative methodologist whose research focuses on the impact of gender equality and family policy on individuals’ lives through analysis of large cross-national data. Her research has been published in top-tier sociology journals and featured in Slate, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Conversation, and The Age. She is also a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre for Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

Lía Acosta Rueda

Research coordinator, The Future of Work Lab

Lía is an economist with expertise in public policy, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining the Future of Work Lab, Lía provided technical assistance for the design of impact evaluations of social policies in Mexico.

Sophie Squires

Research coordinator, The Future of Work Lab

Sophie is an anthropologist with an interest in gender, politics and the media. She works across various social and gender equality projects, including currently working on evaluating equal opportunity policies of local government and researching barriers to women’s representation.

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For individuals

To take Artificial Intelligence Policies as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1190.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice

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Registration closes Jul 9, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Artificial Intelligence Policies, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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10 July – 20 August 2023

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30 October – 10 December 2023

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