Recordings from the Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium 2022, “Artificial Administration: Automation, Digitization and Artificial Intelligence in Public Administration”

With thanks again to the speakers, the hundreds of participants and my partners (the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the Centre for Public Law and the Centre on Governance), here are the recordings of this year’s Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium on the theme of “Artificial Administration”.

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Here is the description of this year’s Colloquium:

In the era of Big Data, governments and public entities are turning more and more to automation, digitization and machine learning to operate more effectively and efficiently. The extent of technological change in and on public administration is difficult to quantify, but concern has grown about the use of cutting-edge algorithms and forms of artificial intelligence to support governmental operations. There have been high-profile examples of maladministration causing interference with privacy interests or the unlawful withdrawal of benefits. States have responded by developing regulatory frameworks, such as the General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union and the Directive on Automated Decision-Making in Canada. Are these frameworks sufficiently robust to cabin automated decision-making, digitization and use of machine learning? Do we need new accountability mechanisms to deal with rapid technological evolution in the machinery of government? And what role for judicial review, as the rise of a “culture of justification” in administrative law and the expansion of the “duty of fairness” impose strict requirements of justification, intelligibility and transparency which machines might not be able to meet? Speakers from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States will reflect on these questions and others during the 2022 Colloquium.

This content has been updated on April 13, 2022 at 22:43.