OECD work on artificial intelligence


While artificial intelligence (AI) is on track to help tackle global challenges and deliver considerable benefits, it also creates new challenges and questions linked, for instance, to the future of work, privacy, governance, and public research.

Learning algorithms already greet us on our digital devices, influence our purchases, govern our news feeds, and will soon drive our cars. 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?

And as it permeates economies and societies, how can we ensure that AI benefits society as a whole?

Such questions are becoming increasingly important to address and we need the global co-operation of all stakeholders more than ever.

Events

What sort of policy and institutional frameworks should guide artificial intelligence design and use as autonomous and self-taught machines become part of our everyday lives? This question was at the heart of the October 2017 OECD conference on AI: Intelligent machines, smart policies.


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Selected publications

Technology outlook: artificial intelligence and blockchain

This chapter of the OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017 explores the characteristics, opportunities and challenged raised by two of the currently most promising technological developments: artificial intelligence and blockchain.


Public acceptance and emerging production technologies

Public acceptance of technology is a key factor in how innovation impacts society. This chapter from the report The Next Production Revolution considers public acceptance issues in biotechnology, nanotechnology, big data and artificial intelligence.