Led by Swinburne University of Technology, in collaboration with IIT Palakkad, IIT Madras, Siemens Australia and Maxbyte Technologies Singapore, this collaborative project will contribute to new policy and guidelines surrounding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the energy industry.  

As the world is undergoing a remarkable paradigm shift harnessing the boundless potential of AI and the Internet of Things (IoT), we have a significant responsibility to ensure ethical guidelines and regulations are applied.

In a collaborative approach towards practice, governance and ethics, this partnership aims to strengthen the successful application of AI in the energy sector. 

Our mission

Our mission, as we embark on this journey of innovation, is to promote responsible and ethical AI practices to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy towards achieving net zero energy targets.   

Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this strategic alliance will fortify the bonds between Australia, India and Singapore, pioneering the vital role of AI in achieving net zero goals.

Project objectives

This project will take a multidisciplinary approach with experts in technology, sociology and policy working together to study responsible AI from diverse perspectives.

Key pillars to the project

Establishing current ethical principles for AI adoption in the energy sector

Identifying key ethical issues shaping the use of AI in the development of smart energy systems for achieving net zero

Recommending comprehensive guidelines for translating ethical principles into AI energy governance

Key initiatives, outcomes and impact 

The project will enable utility providers, regulators, local governments and businesses to incorporate ethical principles into AI governance for a seamless transition to net zero.

We anticipate an improved understanding of AI’s ethical challenges, enhanced literacy in responsible AI among Australian-Indian organisations, and the practical application of responsible AI for net zero.


Workshops to be held in Australia and India, which will foster consultation with technologists, sociologists, policy and legal experts from academia, industry and the government.

If you are interested in understanding the difference between ethical and non-ethical use of AI and contributing to shaping the development of ethical AI principles, we welcome your attendance at our workshops.

Coming up:

Responsible AI for Net Zero workshop

Tuesday 12 Mar 2024

9.00am - 5.00pm (AET)

Free attendance

Radisson Hotel on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

380 William Street, Melbourne




A whitepaper will be developed to provide strategic guidelines to establish pathways for translating ethical principles into governance practice. 

Real-world impact will include:

  • shaping international discourse on ethical AI adoption in the energy sector, fostering stronger partnerships between Australia, India and the Indo-Pacific region
  • deepening institutional linkages between Australian and Indian entities through an inclusive approach to ethical AI governance
  • informing best practices for AI use in the energy sector across the Indo-Pacific region.

Our teams

Australia Project Team Members
Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Prem Prakash Jayaraman 

Professor Anthony McCosker 

Dr Abhik Banerjee 

Associate Professor Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

Dr Yong-Bin Kang 

Professor Alex Stojcevski

India Project Team Members
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

Professor Vijendran Venkoparao – Chair Professor, IIT Palakkad Technology IHub Foundation (IPTIF)

Associate Professor Narayanan C Krishnan – Head, Department of Data Science

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Professor Balaraman Ravindran – Head, Centre for Responsible AI (CeRAI) 

Associate Professor Satyanarayanan Seshadri – Department of Applied Mechanics

Our research partners

This project is supported by the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP).

Swinburne University of Technology and its research partners remain independent in the content of the research on this website and in all editorial judgements.

Need more information?

If you have any queries regarding this project, please email responsibleai@swinburne.edu.au.

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