Artificial Intelligence in Society
Published on June 11, 2019
The artificial intelligence (AI) landscape has evolved significantly from 1950 when Alan Turing first posed the question of whether machines can think. Today, AI is transforming societies and economies. It promises to generate productivity gains, improve well-being and help address global challenges, such as climate change, resource scarcity and health crises. Yet, as AI applications are adopted around the world, their use can raise questions and challenges related to human values, fairness, human determination, privacy, safety and accountability, among others. This report helps build a shared understanding of AI in the present and near-term by mapping the AI technical, economic, use case and policy landscape and identifying major public policy considerations. It is also intended to help co-ordination and consistency with discussions in other national and international fora.
SUMMARIESavailable in 6 languages
|English||Artificial Intelligence in Society (Summary in English)|
|French||L’intelligence artificielle dans la société.|
|Spanish||La inteligencia artificial en la sociedad|
|German||Künstliche Intelligenz in der Gesellschaft|
|Italian||L’intelligenza artificiale nella società|
- Adopted in May 2019, the OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence are the first international standards agreed by governments for the responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI.
- The OECD has also joined forces with the Université de Laval in Canada to promote cooperation and the advancement of knowledge on the societal impacts of artificial intelligence (read the press release, in French)
- See more OECD work on AI