OECD Working Party and Network of Experts on AI

The Working Party on Artificial Intelligence Governance oversees the OECD's work on AI policy. The OECD.AI Network of Experts provides policy, technical and business expert input to inform OECD analysis and recommendations.

Working Group on Classification & Risk

Different types of AI systems raise very different policy opportunities and challenges. The Working Party on AI Governance has an expert group that works on the classification of AI systems. To date, it has developed a user-friendly framework to classify AI systems.

The OECD AI Systems Classification Framework provides a structure for assessing and classifying AI systems according to their impact on public policy in areas covered by the OECD AI Principles: economic and social benefits; human rights, privacy and fairness; safety, security, and risk assessment; transparency; accountability; research; data, compute and technologies; labour and skills; and international cooperation.

The Framework builds on the conceptual view of a generic AI system established in previous OECD work. It identifies policy considerations associated with different AI systems’ attributes including the:

  1. System’s socio-economic context including its sector, application, and whether it constitutes a critical activity;
  2. Data/input of the AI system;
  3. AI model/technologies in use; and
  4. Task and action of the AI system.

Co-chairs and members

The classification expert group is co-chaired by:

Marko Grobelnik (AI Researcher & Digital Champion, AI Lab, Slovenia Jozef Stefan Institute);

Dewey Murdick (Director of Data Science, Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University); and

Sebastian Hallensleben Head of Digitalisation and AI – VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies and the chair of CEN-CENELEC JTC 21

The group meets virtually every 3 to 4 weeks.

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