Digital futures

ATSE's Digital Futures Forum provides expert advice on digital technology development, and its impact on policy, education and research.

Technology is driving economic progress. Digital innovations are fundamentally changing the way we use technology, improving quality of life and amplifying human capability in the process.

The Digital Futures Forum explores how transformative digital advancements like AI, quantum, robotics, and deep tech are poised to shape and revolutionise Australia's economic landscape and industry growth. 

Fellows from industry, academia, and government converge to discuss real-world digitization strategies, explore cutting-edge solutions, demystify deep tech, and build an inclusive digital economy. The Forum is currently working on projects related to Artificial Intelligence regulation, and preparing for a digital future. 


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Responsible AI: Your questions answered

This collection of short papers developed by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) at The University of Adelaide offers an insight into the world of responsible artificial intelligence and the opportunities this presents to Australia.



Forum leadership


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Nov 2023
Submission to the consultation on assessment reform for the age of artificial intelligence

ATSE supports TEQSA’s draft principles and propositions. They will provide a strong foundation for the development of new assessment practices as AI evolves.

STEM education
Quantum computer digital
Apr 2024
ATSE welcomes large quantum of technology investment for Queensland

This funding will enable technology start-up company PsiQuantum to establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Brisbane and build the world’s first fault tolerant quantum computer, advancing the local quantum industry and creating 400 jobs and supporting PhD positions.

Digital futures
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Jun 2023
Learned Academies deliver Rapid Response Information Report on Generative AI

The Australian Council of Learned Academies welcomes the release of the Australian Government Discussion Paper on Safe and responsible AI in Australia today by the Minister of Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP.

Digital futures
Parliament House Flagpole
Aug 2023
Technology critical for a greener and more prosperous Australia – Intergenerational Report

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has welcomed the sharp focus on investing in technology and digital transformation for a strong and resilient economy, outlined in today’s Intergenerational Report.

Industry & innovation
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Feb 2024
Productivity Commission Report on AI highlights the need for investment in digital infrastructure and skills

ATSE has welcomed today’s release of the Productivity Commission Report, Making the most of the AI opportunity.  

Digital futures
ATSE IMG Woman In Wheelchair Coding
Sep 2021
Australia’s Digital Future — A nation of users or leaders?
Digital futures
Industry & innovation


ATSE’s STEM expertise


SDG Roundel

#8 – Decent work and economic growth

#9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure