OECD launched consultations on framework for classifying AI systems

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has launched a public consultation on a Framework for Classifying AI Systems, developed by the OECD.AI Network of Experts. The framework is intended to serve as a tool for policy-makers, regulators, legislators, and other stakeholders to assess the opportunities and risks posed by different AI systems, and to inform their national AI strategies. Some of the questions asked as part of the consultation include: Can AI systems be classified with the core criteria both consistently and reliably? Which characteristics should be core criteria and which ‘optional’? Should there be criteria and classifications that are specific to industries or application domains, e.g. depending on context? The consultation is open until 30 June and is addressed to a wide range of stakeholders, such as standards and technical bodies, companies, legislators, regulatory authorities, national and international policy-makers, etc.