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Working Party on Artificial Intelligence Governance (WPAIGO)
Mr. Andreas Hartl   
Mr. Tom Dan   
Ms. Tabassi Elham   
(United States)
Dr. Tatjana Evas   
Mr. Sangwon Ko   
Mr. Robert Kroplewski   
Ms. Zumrut Muftuoglo   
Mr. Nobuhisa Nishigata   
Mr. Arturo Robles Rovalo   
Mr. Miguel Valle del Olmo   
Mr. Samo Zorc   
Open to all Member countries 
Observers (International Organisations):   
Council of Europe (COE)   
South Africa   
Date of creation:
15th March 2022
31st December 2023

Mandate of the Working Party on Artificial Intelligence Governance

Sub-Committee: Working Party on Artificial Intelligence Governance

Reporting to: Committee on Digital Economy Policy

Date of creation: 1 March 2022 [DSTI/CDEP(2021)20/REV1] with a start date of 15 March 2022.

Duration: 31 December 2023


The Working Party on Artificial Intelligence Governance (hereafter the “WP AIGO”) shall assist the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (hereafter the “CDEP”) in facilitating and supporting its work on artificial intelligence (AI) policy. It will oversee and give direction to the activities of the programme on AI policy and governance. This includes analysis of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national AI policies and action plans; AI impact assessment; approaches for trustworthy and accountable AI; supervising measurement and data efforts as part of the OECD.AI Observatory’s pillar on trends & data; and conducting foresight work on AI and on related emerging technologies.

II.Working methods

To achieve these objectives, the WP AIGO shall:

• support the implementation of OECD standards relating to AI;

• serve as a forum for exchanging experience and documenting approaches for advancing trustworthy AI that benefits people and planet;

• develop tools, methods and guidance to advance the responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI, including the OECD.AI Policy Observatory and Globalpolicy.AI platforms;

• support the collaboration between governments and other stakeholders on assessing and managing AI risks;

• conduct outreach to non-OECD Member countries to support the implementation of OECD standards relating to AI.

III.Coordination arrangements

In order to efficiently implement its objectives, the WP AIGO shall:

• work in collaboration with other subsidiary bodies of the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (in particular the Working Party on Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy (CISP), the Working Party on Measurement and Analysis of the Digital Economy (MADE), the Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (SDE), and the Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy (DGP)) as well as other OECD bodies as relevant;

• cooperate with other international organisations and international initiatives with complementary activities on AI, including the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) and its thematic working groups, the Council of Europe (CoE), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Bank Group (WBG);

• collaborate with the Business at OECD (BIAC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC), the Civil Society Advisory Committee (CSISAC), the Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), and other non-governmental organisations working on AI policies.


The Working Party on Artificial Intelligence Governance comprises delegates nominated by governments of Members and other participants who are responsible for designing, coordinating and implementing national AI policies.

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