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Alistair Nolan

Senior Policy Analyst, STI - OECD

Working groupExpert Group on Compute & Climate
Working groupExpert Group on AI Risk & Accountability
Stakeholder TypeIntergovernmental
OECD Secretariat
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Alistair Nolan is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. Prior to the OECD, Mr. Nolan led a range of industry-related analytic and technical assistance projects with the United Nations. Over a number of years at the OECD Alistair has been involved in work on skills and education assessment, entrepreneurship, private sector development and policy evaluation. Alistair is currently coordinating various streams of OECD work on artificial intelligence, and is overseeing the work on AI diffusion under the AI-WIPS project. Mr. Nolan oversaw preparation of the 2017 publication The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business, which examines a variety of emerging technologies, their impacts and policy implications, and which was referenced at the start of the 2017 G7 Taormina Action Plan. Mr. Nolan led work on 2020 publication The Digitalisation of Science, Technology and Innovation : Key Developments and Policies, which among other topics addresses the role of AI in advanced production.

Alistair Nolan's videos

AI diffusion in firms: what do we know and what does it mean for policy?​

AI diffusion in firms: what do we know and what does it mean for policy?​

February 6, 2021clock60 mins

New and emerging applications of AI systems are proliferating, yet development, diffusion and use of AI technologies are still at a relatively early level of maturity across many countries and firms. This session aims to explore the current understanding and knowledge gaps on the dynamics and drivers of AI diffusion, the factors affecting diffusion and the type of AI used by firms. This will inform the development and implementation of a survey of AI use by business being carried out under the AI-WIPS project.

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