• Past Event

Expert forum on AI foresight and generative AI

Apr. 19, 2023
3:00pm – 4:30pm CEST 1:00pm GMT5:00am PST

Organized by OECD.AI

The OECD.AI Policy Observatory combines resources from across the OECD and its partners from all stakeholder groups. It facilitates dialogue and provides multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy analysis and data on AI’s areas of impact.

Session Overview

Talk about Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) has exploded in the last 6 months, with the release of Large Language Models (LLM) such as GPT-4 and LLaMA, and their image-generating counterparts, like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion. GenAI also has the potential to revolutionize industries and solve complex problems. One of the most exciting aspects of this technology is its ability to create realistic digital content without human intervention. Some are using it in gaming, entertainment, healthcare, finance, and manufacturing to automate tasks and efficiency.

However, GenAI could also have negative consequences by fuelling disinformation, fake news, deepfakes, and other content manipulation. As GenAI algorithms become more advanced and accessible, it becomes easier to generate convincing fabricated content to deceive people and spread misinformation, leading to significant social, political, and economic consequences. Generative AI could also have environmental impacts, with some that incorporating it into search engines could result in a fivefold increase in computing power, generating more carbon emissions.

This session explored the rapidly evolving landscape and technical capabilities of GenAI, and how policy makers can seize the positive potential, promote digital trust while mitigating the risks and negative consequences.

Moderator: Sebastian Hallensleben, Chair, CEN-CENELEC JTC 21
Secretariat presenter: Jamie Berryhill, AI Policy Analyst, Division for Digital Economy Policy, OECD Scene-setting keynote speaker: Hiroaki Kitano, CEO, Sony Research Inc.

Panel speakers:

  • Rebecca Finlay, CEO, Partnership on AI (PAI) Laurent Daudet, Co-CEO and co-founder, LightOn
  • Sasha Rubel, Head of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Public Policy, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Keith Strier, Vice President, NVIDIA Worldwide AI Initiatives

Closing keynote speaker: Dragoş Tudorache, Committee Chair, Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA),
European Parliament.

PAI Representative

Rebecca Finlay