Catelijne Muller joins OECD.AI Expert Group on AI Incidents

Press release: 15 June 2023

ALLAI is honoured that its President Catelijne Muller was invited to join the OECD.AI Expert Group on AI Incidents*.

The OECD AI expert group on AI incidents is developing a common framework for AI incident reporting. This framework will enable global consistency, interoperability and alignment of terminology between regulatory or self-regulatory AI incident reporting in different jurisdictions, ahead of the implementation of either mandatory or voluntary incident reporting schemes, as planned notably in the European Commission’s proposed AI Act.

In parallel, the OECD has also started a complementary project to develop a global AI Incidents Monitor (AIM) and begun tracking actual AI incidents in real time and provide a “reality check” to make sure that the reporting framework functions in practice. This work advances the mandate of the OECD to help implement the OECD Principles for trustworthy AI.

The expert group is co-chaired by Marko Grobelnik (AI Lab of Slovenia’s Jozef Stefan Institute), Irina Orssich (Head of Sector AI Policy – European Commission), Mark Latonero, (Deputy Director, National AI Initiative Office – White House OSTP) and Elham Tabassi (Chief of Staff in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

“I am honored to have been invited to join this expert group, because AI will need continuous monitoring in the years to come. The pace of AI development is rapid and ‘reality checks’ will be necessary at regular intervals. With the upcoming AI Act, a legal obligation to report incidents will be set for public and private organisations alike. Aligning such reporting is crucial to make it effective and operational.” – Catelijne Muller

*Official members of the OECD.AI Expert Groups are: experts nominated by OECD Members and partner countries, representatives of international organisations (European Commission, UN, UNESCO etc.) and invited experts with complementary AI expertise. Catelijne joins as an invited expert.