OECD AI Policy Observatory

Organization that combines resources from across the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its partners from all stakeholder groups. It facilitates dialogue and provides multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy analysis and data on AI’s areas of impact. The OECD AI Policy Observatory (OECD.AI) builds on the momentum of the OECD’s Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence (“OECD AI Principles”) – the first intergovernmental standard on AI – adopted in May 2019 by OECD countries and adhered to by range of partner economies. The OECD AI Principles provided the basis for the G20 AI Principles endorsed by Leaders in June 2019.

As an inclusive platform for public policy on AI – the OECD AI Policy Observatory is oriented around three core attributes:

  1. Multidisciplinarity — The Observatory works with policy communities across and beyond the OECD – from the digital economy and science and technology policy, to employment, health, consumer protection, education and transport policy – to consider the opportunities and challenges posed by current and future AI developments in a coherent, holistic manner.
  2. Evidence-based analysis — The Observatory provides a centre for the collection and sharing of evidence on AI, leveraging the OECD’s reputation for measurement methodologies and evidence-based analysis.
  3. Global multi-stakeholder partnerships — The Observatory engages governments and a wide spectrum of stakeholders – including partners from the technical community, the private sector, academia, civil society and other international organisations – and provides a hub for dialogue and collaboration.

The OECD.AI team is multinational, multicultural and multi-disciplinary. Its members have backgrounds in engineering, computing, economics, law and political science from institutions in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.