OECD programme on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills

The OECD programme on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills (AI-WIPS) - with the support of Germany – analyses the impact of AI on the labour market, skills and social policy.

Ethics

Building on the OECD AI Principles and ongoing OECD work, this work stream seeks to deepen the conversation around ethical questions related to the adoption of AI in the workplace, and ensuring that policy has a role in shaping AI in this context. As part of the OECD’s annual AI-WIPS conference, events have been organized on identifying the main ethical issues, on discrimination and AI in the workplace, and on algorithmic auditing.

A forthcoming report will:

  • outline key potential concerns about the use of AI in the workplace, including in terms of human rights (bias, privacy, agency and dignity), transparency and explainability, robustness security and safety, and accountability and liability.
  • provide an overview of ongoing policy responses to help address these issues.

The report has benefited from the engaging discussions and feedback provided during a series of expert meetings in 2021 and 2022 that brought together AI developers, unions, employers, academics and other stakeholders.

The ultimate aim of the OECD’s work on the ethics of AI in the workplace is to develop – building on the OECD’s AI Principles and their implementation guidance – a set of standards and safeguards to guide the development and use of AI in the workplace.

You can contact angelica.salvidelpero@oecd.org for more information about this work.


Videos

Discrimination and AI in the workplace

Discrimination and AI in the workplace

March 3, 2022clock63 mins
Conversation with Christo Wilson on Algorithmic Auditing

Conversation with Christo Wilson on Algorithmic Auditing

March 15, 2022clock31mins
Ethics of AI in the workplace

Ethics of AI in the workplace

February 6, 2021clock60 mins
Shaping trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Shaping trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

March 18, 2020clock2 mins
The Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence

The Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence

March 18, 2018clock4 mins

Publications

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Artificial Intelligence in Society

OECDJune 2019

The artificial intelligence (AI) landscape has evolved significantly from 1950 when Alan Turing first posed the question of whether machines can think. Today, AI is transforming societies and economies. It promises to generate productivity gains, imp...

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