Entries by TAS

Release of the Australian Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Survey and Operation of Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels

By Rachel Horne, Assurance of Autonomy Activity Lead, TAS Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) has released the Australian Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Survey and Operation of Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels, Edition 1 (‘Australian Code of Practice’). The Australian Code of Practice provides a best practice standard tailored for autonomous and remotely operated […]

Release of COLREGs Operator Guidance Framework

By Rachel Horne, Assurance of Autonomy Activity Lead, TAS TAS and Frazer-Nash Consultancy have developed a COLREGs Operator Guidance Framework to make it easier to understand and comply with International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) when operating autonomous and remotely operated vessels. This Framework is available for standalone use, or as an annex […]

Results of public consultation on the draft Australian Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Survey and Operation of Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels

By Rachel Horne, Assurance of Autonomy Activity Lead, TAS  Public consultation occurred on the draft Australian Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Survey and Operation of Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels, (‘Australian Code of Practice’) between 15 November 2021 and 15 December 2021. Background information on the development of the Australian Code of Practice […]

Inferring meaning using synthetic language AI

By Dr Andrew D Back, TAS AQ Fellow How can AI understand what I really mean? Future AI will need more human-like capabilities such as being able to infer intent and meaning by understanding behaviors and messages in the real world. This will include being able to detect when someone is saying one thing but […]

Ethics Uplift Program – Workshop on the ethics of autonomous systems

By Tara Roberson, TAS Trust Activities Coordinator & Kate Devitt, TAS Chief Scientist The Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) Ethics Uplift Program (EUP) supports theoretical and practical ethical AI research and provides advisory services for industry to enhance capacity for building ethical and deployable trusted autonomous systems for Australia’s Defence. In 2021, the EUP celebrated the […]

Meaning Transformation in AI-based Systems

By Beth Cardier, TAS Fellow  How can we know whether a transfer of meaning between a person and a machine is meaningful enough for control which is morally responsible? This question was posed by NATO’s Science and Technology Organisation in a workshop run in collaboration with the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and […]