A recent study from the Pew Research Center showed that 53% of people in 20 countries feel that has been a good thing for society. While over half the world’s population has a positive view of , this means that one in every three people in these countries are concerned about the impacts can have on society.
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How do we ensure that is trustworthy and its benefits are shared by all? As the statistics show, while there is incremental improvement, there is still a level of hesitancy and suspicion towards among the citizens around the world.
In May of 2019 the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence (OECD Principles). This was the first international standard on . It’s purpose is to foster public trust and confidence in technologies and realize their potential. One month later, the G20 – which includes key players like China and India – welcomed the G20 Principles, drawn from this same set of principles.
From then onwards, the OECD set out to help countries implement the Principles. It is doing so through the OECD. Policy Observatory and its network of experts. OECD. is an inclusive hub for public policy on that helps countries encourage, nurture and monitor the development and use of trustworthy . The OECD. network of experts is an international community for discussing common policy opportunities and challenges in depth, composed of over 150 experts from around the world.
To gain deeper insights to this important global OECD. initiative, I had a deep dive discussion with OECD officials. From the measurement of trends and developments to the direction and impact of national and regional policies and initiatives, OECD. is a prime example of how to move the discussion from principles to practice. Its goal is to promote the development and use of that is trustworthy and respects human rights and democratic values.
Ensuring that the benefits of are shared by all is a mission not exclusive to the OECD. It requires the participation and contributions of experts, visionaries and leaders worldwide. Governments and intergovernmental organizations must establish venues for dialogue on good practices and use cases such as ITU for Good initiative among others. As Vice-Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, Makiko Yamada stated, “when discussing policies in government, it is essential to be able to cite comparative materials from other countries. The ability to learn about each countries’ policies, online, exactly matches the needs of policymakers.” […]
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