Pioneering professors join OECD.AI expert group

Professors Tom Jackson and Ian Hodgkinson dressed smartly standing in front of a data centre.

Following their world first work on digital decarbonisation, Professors Ian Hodgkinson and Tom Jackson have accepted by invitation to join the OECD.AI Policy Observatory Network of Experts, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence Compute and Climate.

OECD.AI is helping the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) understand, measure and benchmark AI enablers for policymakers who want to formulate effective AI policies and make intelligent national AI investment choices. Providing specific advice for the OECD’s work on AI policy, an overarching aim of the Network of Experts is to help countries encourage, nurture and monitor the responsible development of innovative and trustworthy AI systems that respect human rights and democratic values.

The international network brings together AI experts from many sectors and backgrounds including national governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector. Experts are nominated by OECD members and CDEP partner countries.

Members from the UK represent institutions such as:

  • The Alan Turing Institute
  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)
  • UK Government Office for AI
  • House of Lords
  • and now, Loughborough Business School!

International network members include representatives from:

  • Office of International Communications and Information Policy, US Department of State
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • Google
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Microsoft
  • European Commission
  • IBM
  • Sony Group.

OECD.AI builds on the momentum of the OECD’s Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence (‘OECD AI Principles’) – the first intergovernmental standard on AI adopted in May 2019 by OECD countries and adhered to by a range of partner economies. The OECD AI Principles also provided the basis for the G20 AI Principles endorsed by leaders in June 2019.

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