Resources on AI

OECD.AI seeks to feature useful resources on AI. We are planning to add materials to help policy makers understand what is AI and its policy implications.

List of OECD resources

Artificial Intelligence in Society
The OECD published “AI in Society” in June 2019. Chapter 1 of this book provides a historical overview of AI’s evolution as well as description of AI systems and their lifecycle. It also proposes a research taxonomy to help policy makers understand AI trends and identify policy issues.

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Scoping the OECD AI principles
This document presents the work conducted by the expert group on AI at the OECD (AIGO) to scope principles to foster trust in and adoption of AI. It presents a common understanding of what is an AI system as well as a framework that details the stages of the AI system lifecycle.

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AI terms & concepts

An AI system is a machine-based system that is capable of influencing the environment by producing an output (predictions, recommendations or decisions) for a given set of objectives. It uses machine and/or human-based data and inputs to (i) perceive real and/or virtual environments; (ii) abstract these perceptions into models through analysis in an automated manner (e.g., with machine learning), or manually; and (iii) use model inference to formulate options for outcomes. AI systems are designed to operate with varying levels of autonomy.

Other AI observatories and repositories

This section provides examples of “observatories” developed through policy initiatives. Similar to the OECD.AI, they plan to monitor the development of AI technology, support the AI distribution and enhance public discussions at different level.

List of Non OECD resources

Elements of AI
A series of free online courses created by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki. The site helps teach what AI is, what AI can and cannot do, and how to start creating AI methods. The courses combine theory with practical exercises and can be completed at one’s own pace.

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VideoLectures.NET is a free and open access educational video lectures repository hosted at Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia. It provides video lectures on artificial intelligence. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at important events such as conferences and workshops.

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Coursera offers online courses from the universities in the world. The courses cover a variety of fields and the link provides a selection of courses on Artificial Intelligence.

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AI Policy Sourcebook
The EPIC AI Policy Sourcebook is the first compendium of AI policy, providing essential information to policy makers, researchers, journalists, and the public. It includes resources section on AI, such as reports, articles, and books from around the world.

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Destination AI
Destination AI is a free, online training course that explores in four hours what AI is and what it is not, how it works and how it is impacting our daily lives. The course is available in English and French. This initiative was launched in 2020 by the Institut Montaigne, a leading French think tank, with the online education platform OpenClassrooms. This initiative seeks to develop AI literacy for the greatest number of people.

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