Machine learning, or artificial intelligence, can be traced back to the 1950s, but really leapt forward in the last decade or so thanks to more powerful computing. AI is at the wheel when it comes to driverless cars, and is used by farmers to monitor crops, and by the police to solve crime. It has promise in health care too, including to better detect COVID-19. Could AI go too far, as machines teach machines, and even learning human emotions and tastes, yet with very little control by human beings. Policymakers are now taking AI seriously, to safeguard public interests, and to develop AI sensibly, as well as intelligently.
The OECD AI Observatory is working to help make sure that AI does not evolve alone and keeps the human touch.
To find out more, go to www.oecd.ai
Hosts: Robin Allison Davis, Shayne Maclachlan, Clara Young
Producer: Rory Clarke, Robin Allison Davis
Audrey Plonk, Head of OECD Digital Economy Policy Division,
Kathleen Walch, Cognilytica Principal Analyst,
Jack Clark, Open AI Head of Policy
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