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Going Digital: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

February 10, 2020

The OECD has confirmed invitation to CSISAC Steering Committee Marc Rotenberg to take part in the launch of the OECD Artificial Intelligence Policy Observatory, and the presentation of the projected work on Blockchain technology, both in the context of the OECD Going Digital Horizontal Project , 26-28 February 2020 at the OECD headquarters in Paris.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every aspect of our lives. It influences how we work and play. It promises to help solve global challenges, but is also brings real challenges for governments and citizens alike, remarkably in fields such as privacy, fairness and inclusion, as emphasized in the Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence. Similarly, Blockchain technologies offer potential improvements, but it raises questions about voting and elections, identity management or energy consumption.

As it permeates economies and societies, what sort of policy and institutional frameworks should guide AI and Blockchain design and use, and how can we ensure that it benefits society as a whole? The CSISAC will continue contributing to this process bringing a civil society voice to the conversation consistently with the Civil Society Goals. Civil society participants are invited to express interest in joining the work of CSISAC in the context of the OECD Going Digital Horizontal Project.

The launch of the OECD AI Policy Observatory will be available through webcast visiting the link http://oecd.ai

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