The application of digital technologies holds the potential to reshape existing policies and enable innovative policy design and rigorous impact evaluation. From the first pioneering experiences of policy applications, it is possible to identify four areas in which digital transformation promises to improve policy making.
The objective of this report is to support the review and design of policies to ensure that they are well‑suited to the digital era. It examines key properties – or “vectors” – of the digital transformation that fundamentally affect the economy and society and accordingly the design and efficacy of public policies.
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After five years of steady increases, private equity investment in AI doubled from 2016 to 2017. The surge in private investment suggests that investors are increasingly aware of the potential of AI, and are crafting their investment strategies accordingly.
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This report, prepared by the OECD for the G20 at the request of Australia, provides policy directions for consideration by all governments through identifying, discussing and analysing a range of drivers at the root of the digital gender divide in order to bolster the evidence base and draw attention to critical areas for policy action.
There is a need to develop metrics to assess the effects of the IoT in different policy areas. This paper proposes a taxonomy for IoT measurement. It also explores potential challenges for communication infrastructures due to the exponential growth of IoT devices through the application of connected and automated vehicles.
This October 2018 workshop assessed how the landscape that created the need for the 2012 OECD Recommendation for the Protection of Children Online has evolved. Videos and presentations are available.
The Global Forum will bring together experts and policy makers to foster regular sharing of experiences and good practice on digital security risk and its management, as well as mutual learning and convergence of views on digital security for economic and social prosperity.
This October 2018 workshop examined the state of play in expanding the use of the IoT to enhance wellness, deliver effective remote care, prevent hospital re-admissions and support functional ability. Participants discussed existing policies and highlighted good practices to help move beyond hype and promote the positive elements of the IoT while minimising risks.
The OECD has formed a group of experts to provide guidance in scoping principles for artificial intelligence in society. This the latest step in the organisation’s work to help governments, business, labour and the public maximise the benefits of AI and minimise its risks.
This report reflects discussions at the OECD conference on artificial intelligence held in October 2017. There was broad agreement that the rapid development of AI calls for national and international policy frameworks that engage all stakeholders.