A world-first research centre will be established in Melbourne to investigate responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making, following a $31.8 million grant from the Federal Government.

SWIFT, the global standards body and network that underpins financial transaction data between 200 countries, is urging the financial services industry to boost automation and remove inefficiencies that hamper global forex/FX trades, a report by the financial telecommunications service reveals.

QBE has overhauled its legacy property claims process, developing a new tool which can automatically handle non-complex claims.

QBE Insurance has announced it will back "Australia's longest" driverless bus route, providing the necessary insurance to run the automated shuttle service on public roads.

DBS Bank has announced a new collaboration with tech giant IBM to fast-track the development of intelligent automation technologies across its banking services.

HSBC has teamed with technology giant IBM to develop a robotics solution which simplifies the processing of millions of documents used daily in international commerce.