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Dilemmas of Disruptive Innovation: Advancing EU and OECD Governance Approaches

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On Tuesday, 15 November 2022, Carnegie Europe organised EU Cyber Direct’s second New Tech Roundtable.

Part of a series that aims at advancing research on the EU’s cooperation with relevant partners on new and emerging technologies, this instalment brought together 21 scholars, experts, and policymakers. They met in Paris to discuss how the EU and the OECD could take leadership roles in multi-level cooperation on the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging disruptive technologies (EDTs) at large.

Introductory remarks were given by Rosa Balfour and Patryk Pawlak, before Andrew W. Wyckoff, director of Science, Technology, and Innovation at the OECD, delivered keynote remarks to kickstart the conversation of the roundtable’s first session, entitled 'Making Sense of New Frontiers and Challenges in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies'. Moderated by Dennis Broeders, the discussion set out to explore the state of play of EDTs, before considering the policy options of multilateral institutions to ensure innovation that is responsible, sustainable, and respectful of human rights in a market-driven framework. Expert remarks were given by Raluca Csernatoni and Paul Timmers.

The second session, with the title 'The Transnational Governance of Trustworthy and Responsible AI: Room for EU-OECD Cooperation?' was moderated by Raluca Csernatoni and featured expert remarks by Joanna Bryson and Raquel Jorge. The conversation aimed to advance the thinking on shared governance approaches between the EU and the OECD and how they can employ their complementary competencies to shape international conversations and advance cooperation on the transnational governance of trustworthy and responsible AI. The closing remarks were delivered by Kulani Abendroth-Dias and Raluca Csernatoni. 

Key takeaways from the discussion can be found in the event summary.