International Conference on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills

Shaping coherent policies for AI: High-level Ministerial session

Feb 23, 2022 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


As the general purpose technology of our era, AI will have a profound effect on every sector of the economy and many parts of society. The OECD is working to generate new internationally comparable evidence on AI technologies and their impact on work, innovation, productivity and skills, to help countries develop a coherent, multidisciplinary approach across policy domains. For instance, work shows that higher exposure to AI technologies may be a good thing for workers as long as they have the skills to use them effectively. And, while AI is one of the major forces behind the need for retraining, it can also be part of the solution, reducing barriers to training. At the same time, the relative concentration of AI in some countries, sectors and actors implies that the scale of these opportunities and challenges differs across firms. This session will invite senior policy makers to discuss key issues and the emerging policy actions in their domains that will help to make the most of AI technologies while minimising their potential risks and ensuring that AI upholds shared social values and individual rights. Moderator: Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD Speakers: • Mathias Cormann, OECD Secretary-General • H.E. Hubertus Heil, German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs (pre-recorded remarks) • H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, former President of Estonia The live session time above reflects your computer's local time zone. The session will be recorded and available on replay the day after the live stream.

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