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The OECD's Going Digital project will give policymakers the tools they need to help their economies and societies prosper in a world that is increasingly digital and data-driven.


The speed of what's happening is challenging the existing institutions we have for policy making.

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The Digital Economy Outlook 2017 looks at policy implications of the digital transformation and shows how Internet infrastructure and usage vary across countries and firms in the OECD area.


Artificial Intelligence: Intelligent machines, smart policies

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October

What sort of policy and institutional frameworks should guide AI design and use, as autonomous and self-taught machines become part of our everyday lives?

This conference kicked off with a keynote by former world chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov followed by presenters from Softbank Robotics, BMW, Sony Computer Science Labs, Google, Oculus/Facebook and many more. >> See presentations

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Shaping the debate

Digitalisation holds many promises to spur innovation, boost more inclusive and sustainable growth and enhance overall well-being.

But at the same time, digitalisation is disruptive, changing familiar structures and expectations of the economy, society and even politics, raising questions about new business models, about how and when regulators should intervene, and new policy challenges with regard to privacy, security, trust, consumer policy, competition, innovation, jobs and skills. 

The digital transformation was one of the topics of this year's OECD Forum in Paris on 6-7 June.

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The next production revolution

The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Government and Business examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the "next production revolution”. The technologies considered in this report, from information and communication technologies and robots to new materials, have more to contribute to productivity than they currently do. Often, their use is predominantly in larger firms. And even in those firms, many potential applications are underused.  

Key emerging technologies considered in the report are:

The report also looks at several cross-cutting themes:


Why the future is up to us

Tim O'Reilly talks about why technology really wants to create jobs, not destroy them in his keynote at the joint G20 German Presidency/OECD conference on "Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20".

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OECD Observer issue on the digital economy


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