In 2017, the OECD launched a project titled Going Digital. The project focuses on the issues raised by digital transformation in a number of areas, such as digital consumers, infrastructure, digital security and privacy, science and innovation, etc. Artificial intelligence is one of the project’s topics.
The OECD has issued a number of publications and policy notes on AI:
- Digital economy paper AI: Intelligent machines, smart policies (August 2018),
- OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018 (November 2018) – namely chapter 2 (Artificial intelligence and the technologies of the next production revolution) and chapter 5 (Artificial intelligence and machine learning in science),
- Policy note Private equity investment in artificial intelligence (December 2018),
- Book Artificial intelligence in Society (June 2019), and
- Working paper Hello, World! Artificial Intelligence and its Use in the Public Sector (November 2019).
OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence
In September 2018, the OECD established an expert group (AIGO) comprising representatives of governments, business, academia, civil society and labour communities. The expert group defined standards for trustworthy AI. These standards were adopted in May 2019 as Principles on Artificial Intelligence.
OECD AI Policy Observatory
On 27 February 2020, the OECD will launch AI Policy Observatory with the aim to facilitate international dialogue on public policy issues related to AI.
National AI Initiatives
The OECD provides an overview of policy initiatives on AI of selected states and international as well as private initiatives.