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The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI)  and its partners at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation are excited to convene innovators from around the world for a conference on Innovation in Government: The New Normal on 20-21 November 2017. The conference will highlight insights from OPSI’s work with countries that are transforming their operations and improving the lives of their people through innovation. It will bring together government leaders, public servants, and innovative partners in industry and civil society to connect, share experiences, and collaborate.

We have developed a document outlining relevant logistical information for your attendance at the conference, including travel information and details on nearby hotels. You can find this at http://oe.cd/opsiconferencelogistics

OECD Conference Center  - 2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France

All plenary sessions (CC 1), panel discussions (CC 1 and CC 5), and talks (Auditorium) will be live streamed. To view a live stream, see the link provided on the relevant session’s page (click the session below) or here: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/.


Questions related to the event can be addressed to the OPSI team at opsi@oecd.org

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Monday, November 20 • 14:00 - 14:30
Talk 5: From maps to apps: the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence for regulators

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms are transforming our day-to-day lives. Just as moving from paper maps to smartphone apps makes us better navigators, the move from using traditional analysis to using machine learning can make us better regulators. This talk answers three questions.

  1. How can we best understand the opportunity to use these techniques in regulation?
  2. How have regulators started to apply these techniques in practice?
  3. And, what might be the future consequences of regulators using these techniques?

Stefan argues, using an array of examples, that much regulation is ultimately about recognising patterns in data. Machine learning helps regulators find those patterns.

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Stefan Hunt

Head of Behavioural Economics and Data Science, Financial Conduct Authority
I run teams that design research and analysis to provide state-of-the-art solutions to challenging regulatory problems. We use the full gamut (I think) of methods from psychology, economics and machine learning. It would be great to talk about creating impact using these methods at... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 14:00 - 14:30 CET