About us

Gradient Institute is an independent, nonprofit research institute that works to build ethics, accountability and transparency into AI systems: developing new algorithms, training organisations operating AI systems and providing technical guidance for AI policy development.

With AI systems for automated decision-making proliferating rapidly, and increasingly being used to make or influence decisions in all areas of human endeavour – including education, health, finance, media, employment and retail – it is now important to explore how to ensure such systems do not perpetuate systemic inequality or lead to significant harm to individuals, communities or society.

Gradient Institute is an Australian public company limited by guarantee and a charity registered with and regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). For details of its charity status, see the ACNC record on Gradient Institute.

Gradient Institute is an Approved Research Institute and endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). For details of its DGR status, see the Australian Business Register record on Gradient Institute. Gradient Institute was announced in December 2018 in a combined press release by IAG (Australia’s largest general insurer), CSIRO’s Data61 and University of Sydney. The Institute was incorporated as an independent company in February 2019.