The OECD.AI programme on 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.
KI-Observatorium (AI Observatory)
The German AI Observatory was launched on 3 March 2020 in Berlin. The AI Observatory builds on the Federal Government’s AI strategy and it is located within the Policy Lab Digital, Work and Society - an agile think tank of the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS).
With the AI Observatory, BMAS is implementing an essential measure within the framework of the AI strategy of the Federal Government. The Observatory aims to enable and promote the responsible, people-centred and participatory use of AI in the working world and society. The Observatory will act as a knowledge carrier and driving force both within and outside the BMAS. In addition, it has a cross-sectional function to the numerous measures of the BMAS within the framework of the AI strategy.
The tasks and goals of the AI observatory include:
- Impact analysis, scenario development and trend monitoring in order to develop guidelines, audits and frameworks for action for the use of AI in the working world
- Development of procedures and methods for the checking and traceability of algorithmic forecasting and decision-making systems
- Facilitating access to the issue of AI and social dialogue on it and enabling cooperation with AI observatories at transnational level
- Guidelines, studies, documentation and practice cases in order to enhance skills and respond to key qualifications and qualification needs