May 31, 2019
The Trump administration endorsed the OECD’s Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence, which laid out five broad values-based principles for member states and other nations that share democratic ideals.
The Recommendation identified five “complementary values-based principles for the responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI”:
The Recommendation also provides five suggestions to policymakers “pertaining to national policies and international co-operation for trustworthy AI,” namely:
The OECD further recommended, “Governments should also work closely with stakeholders to promote the responsible use of AI at work, to enhance the safety of workers and the quality of jobs, to foster entrepreneurship and productivity, and aim to ensure that the benefits from AI are broadly and fairly shared.”
Why it matters: AI might not cause the economic disruption envisioned by many commentators, yet significant questions remain, especially in areas such as training and bias. As the technology develops, this is an encouraging sign that the international dialogue is underway.