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Today, we’re excited to formally launch the final version of OPSI’s AI primer: Hello, World: Artificial Intelligence and its Use in the Public Sector. “Hello, World!” is often the very first computer program written by someone learning how to code, and we want this primer to be able to help public officials take their first steps in exploring AI. The primer is the result of 10 months of research and analysis focused specifically on the...
We are looking for a consultant to write a paper on the uncertain promise of blockchain in government, covering success factors for projects that still show promise, and lessons learned from those that have not met expectations. We plan to publish the paper as an official OECD working paper, with author credit provided to the selected individual. If interested, e-mail us at [email protected] with statement of interest and a resume or CV by 1 November....
The public consultation on this document ended on 15 September 2019. The OPSI team is currently reviewing and incorporating comments, with plans to publish the final product as an OECD working paper later this year. Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed! Given demand from the innovation community and taking into account the summer period, we are extending the deadline for the public consultation on our primer on AI and its use in...
Announcement: Public consultation has now been extended to 15 September 2019.  Update: The final version of the AI primer has been published. As we mentioned in a blog a few months ago, OPSI has been working to develop a “primer” on AI to help public leaders and civil servants navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with the technology to understand how it may help them achieve their missions. Today, we are excited to launch a...
You’re invited to OPSI’s next webinar, on the topic of global trends in public sector innovation. Members of the OPSI team will be joined on the webinar by a colleague from the UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI). As you may have seen, OPSI and the MBRCGI recently launched Embracing Innovation in Government: Global Trends 2019, the culmination of the third year of an ongoing partnership. In the webinar, we’ll walk you through…
We are happy to announce that OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched OPSI’s report “Embracing Innovation in Government: Global Trends 2019” today at the World Government Summit! The event in Dubai is the largest annual gathering in the world focused on shaping the future of governments through innovation. The report is the result of a global innovation review conducted by OPSI in partnership with UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI). The review…
Due to demand from the innovation community, and to give more time for users who encountered technical issues, we have extended the deadline for the Call for Innovations until 5 October 2018. You may submit an innovation any time before the end of 5 October. We do not have a firm midnight deadline. As long as it is October 5th somewhere in the world, we will accept your innovation. The OECD Observatory of Public Sector...
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We’re seeking volunteers to serve as user testers as we design and develop and new case study platform. If you’re interested, please let us know at [email protected]  OPSI is in the process if rebuilding its website. If you’re reading this blog, you’re already getting a peek! We’ve completely designed and developed a new front page, blog, and interactive community platform. This website is currently in beta and we will be refining the features and content in the...
We are happy to announce that OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched OPSI’s report “Embracing Innovation in Government: Global Trends 2018” today at the World Government Summit! The event in Dubai is the largest annual gathering in the world focused on shaping the future of governments through innovation. The report is the result of a global innovation review conducted by OPSI in partnership with UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI). The review…
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