Public Interest Litigation for AI Accountability

Project Summary

If you have been harmed by bad automated decision-making, from robots to loan assessments, what can you do to right the wrong? What can the law do to help you? A growing number of public controversies about discriminatory, unpredictable and dangerous automated decision-making has raised questions about the most effective methods of accountability.

Through qualitative interviews with stakeholders (including class action and pro bono lawyers), this project seeks to identify the opportunities, enablers and barriers for public interest litigation to promote accountability and fairness in automated decision-making.


Project Team

Project Outputs

Research Publications

  • Fraser, Henry, Snoswell, Aaron, & Simcock, Rhyle (2022) AI Opacity and Explainability in Tort Litigation. In Proceedings of the 2022 5th ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT 2022). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY, pp. 185-196.


Project Funding

  • Australian Government through the Australian Research Council – ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S)