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GoodAI represents the Czech Republic at the first OECD Network of Experts on AI

March 10, 2020

Recently the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organized the first meeting of OECD Network of Experts on AI (ONE AI) in Paris, where Marek Havrda, GoodAI’s AI Policy and Social Impact Director,  presented a plan for practical AI governance put together by Prague-based research and development company GoodAI.

A selected 67 representatives from major AI stakeholders across the world including; national governments, Intel, Deepmind, Google, Microsoft, IBM, OpenAI, MIT, INSEAD, Harvard University, Stanford University, UNESCO, World Bank, UNI Global Union, the European Commission, and GoodAI gathered to give AI-specific advice about; policy, technical, and business topics, to the OECD.

GoodAI could give a unique perspective as one of the few companies in the world with the long term goal of developing artificial general intelligence (AGI), an AI system that can perceive the world like a human and therefore learn and develop human-level intelligence.

 GoodAI will have an opportunity to contribute to one of the main priorities of ONE AI – implementation practices towards trustworthy AI systems. Marek Havrda, put forward a paper to the group on AI governance, which outlined a practical approach to how we can move from general principles to real-world implementations. 

The event also marked the launch of the new OECD AI Policy Observatory. As well as implementation practices towards trustworthy AI systems, the Observatory will work on two more priorities. Proposing an approach for the classification of AI systems and providing expert input on ‘AI Trends & data’ of the AI Policy Observatory.

Marek Havrda said: “This ambitious project is a crucial step in the right direction. It was great to see senior officials from governments, as well as, representatives from the major technology companies and other stakeholders such as trade unions and World Bank come together to discuss important issues in AI governance and move towards practical implementations. My recommendation was to draw on methods already used in the social sciences to develop concrete monitoring and assessment systems that would allow us to assess the impacts (intended and unintended) that AI has on wellbeing and fundamental freedoms, which could be used already in pilot implementations of AI-based solutions.”

The launch is timely as Prague is set to become the center of AI attention this autumn as the city hosts the 1st International Congress for the Governance of AI (ICGAI). The congress will be hosted by the City of Prague and organised in partnership with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the World Technology Network, prg.ai, and GoodAI. 

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