Who is building, managing and decommissioning our AI-enabled future?#

This question is at the heart of our mission, and our way in is cybernetics. We are drawing on the history of cybernetics and reimagining it for our 21st century challenges.

A non-traditional school based in the College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics the Australian National University, we are making space for different futures. Futures that consider the environment, the people within it, and how technology can help, rather than harm. Futures that are safe, sustainable and responsible.

The School of Cybernetics is now the home of the 3A Institute, and is building upon the foundational work and mission of 3Ai under the leadership of Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell. Throughout 2021 we will add Systems and Design capability to our portfolio in the School.

How will we build it?#


Explore different ways into education and training—from training a new type of engineer to bringing skills development to the broadest cross-section of society.


Conduct novel research and connecting existing research to yield insights that lead to action.


Bring together people from different places, backgrounds and disciplines to activate a systems approach to safely, sustainably and responsibly building the kind of world we want to live in.

About the College#

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You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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