The OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) met in Paris July 1-2 to discuss follow-on work on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which was anchored by the May 22 Council Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence, an instrument uniformly lauded by CDEP delegates and stakeholders. USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner was on the ground, alongside members from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Netflix and TMG Legal.
Experts from Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft actively shaped the development of the AI Recommendation as participants on a special AI Experts Group. Under the auspices of Business at OECD (BIAC), USCIB members again stepped up on June 1 to provide the business perspective on practical implementation of the AI Recommendation as well as the complementary AI Policy Observatory.
“While there were no concrete outputs from the two-day meeting, the discussions provided important feedback to the OECD Secretariat, which will revise and refine the AI implementation document and plans for the AI Policy Observatory for consideration at the November 18-22 meetings of the CDEP and its Working Parties,” said Wanner.
Other notable topics addressed during the two-day meeting included next steps for Going Digital Phase 2 project and the Going Digital Toolkit, a discussion of the Blockchain pillar, further work on online platforms, and a proposal to revise the mandate of the Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy.