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25 international partners have joined together to guide the responsible development and use of artifical intelligence, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth: 

  • Australia Australia
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Canada Canada
  • Czech-Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • India India
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • South-Korea Republic of Korea
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New-Zealand New Zealand
  • Poland Poland
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • United-Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United-States United States
  • European-Union European Union

 

Leadership team

GPAI Lead Council Chair
(2021-2022)

France

Government of France representative

Minister Cedric O

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GPAI Incoming Council Co-Chair
(2022-2023)

Japan

Government of Japan representative

Minister Koichi Hagiuda

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GPAI Incoming Council Co-Chair
(2022-2023)

Japan

Government of Japan representative

Minister Yasushi Kaneko

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GPAI Outgoing Council Chair
(2020-2021) ‌

Canada

Government of Canada representative

Minister François-Philippe Champagne

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Steering Committee Co-Chair

France

Government of France representative

Renaud Vedel

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Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary Chair and Steering Committee Co-Chair 

In her individual capacity 

Baroness Joanna Shields

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Structure

GPAI Council

The GPAI Council is a ministerial-level body that includes all members. It provides strategic direction to GPAI and is responsible for all major decisions, including on membership and participation.

The 2020-2021 GPAI Council is chaired by Minister François-Philippe Champagne of the Government of Canada, with the support of Minister Cedric O, Secretary of State for Digital and Telecommunications for France, as GPAI Incoming Chair.

Steering Committee

The GPAI Steering Committee is an elected body comprised of five government members from the Council and six non-government representatives from the Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary. It implements the direction of the Council, including development of the work plan and establishment of working groups, and provides substantive guidance and direction to the GPAI Secretariat and Centres of Expertise, as needed.

The Government of France will co-chair the 2021-2022 GPAI Steering Committee with the Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary Chair.

Secretariat

The GPAI Secretariat, hosted at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, supports the GPAI Council and the GPAI Steering Committee, liaises with the Centres of Expertise and facilitates strong synergies between GPAI’s scientific and technical work and the international AI policy leadership provided by the OECD.

At full capacity, the Secretariat reports and updates on policy analysis domestically and internationally, in addition to promoting and maintaining cooperation with other relevant initiatives.

Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary

GPAI's work will be presented annually during a Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary where between 100-150 experts from science, industry, civil society, trade unions, international organizations and governments will exchange on the outputs and discuss projects for forward-looking collaboration. This plenary will also produce an annual report on AI developments and develop recommendations based on the results from the applied projects undertaken by the GPAI working groups. The Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary also serves on the GPAI Steering Committee.

Centres of Expertise

Two Centres of Expertise, in Montreal and Paris, support GPAI’s working groups and organize the annual Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary.

  • The International Centre of Expertise of Montreal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (ICEMIA) supports the working groups on responsible AI (including a subgroup on AI and pandemic response) and data governance.
  • The Paris Centre, piloted by INRIA, supports the working groups on the future of work and innovation and commercialization.

Working groups

With their research and practical projects across various sectors and disciplines, the four working groups and an ad hoc subgroup are initially focusing on five themes:


The working groups each have two co-chairs and meet at least once a month. The co-chairs also meet regularly throughout the year to update one another on the working groups’ activities and discuss potential areas of collaboration through targeted joint meetings. The meetings between the working group co-chairs ensure that each group is aware of the others’ activities. Working group members additionally have access to other working groups’ materials through a central online platform.