Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI
AI and the Future of Skills, Volume 1
Capabilities and Assessments
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are major breakthrough technologies that
are transforming the economy and society. The OECD’s Artificial Intelligence and the
Future of Skills (AIFS) project is developing a programme to assess the capabilities
of AI and robotics, and their impact on education and work.
This volume reports on the first step of the project: identifying which capabilities
to assess and which tests to use in the assessment. It builds on an online expert
workshop that explored this question from the perspectives of both psychology and
computer science. The volume consists of expert contributions that review skills taxonomies
and tests in different domains of psychology, and efforts in computer science to assess
AI and robotics. It provides extensive discussion on the strengths and weaknesses
of different approaches, and outlines directions for the project. The report can therefore
be a resource for the research community of multiple fields and policy makers who
wish to obtain deeper insight into the complexity of machine capabilities.