LLMs and the disintermediation of the voice of government

As the internet helped to disintermediate many industries, might large language models such as ChatGPT ‘disintermediate’ the voice of governments and public sectors? And if so, what might that mean for the work done in governments around communications, service design and behavioural insights? Disintermediation from the internet, disintermediation from generative AI? Seeing to the heart… Continue reading LLMs and the disintermediation of the voice of government

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Me, myself and the machine

How does generating content change with the arrival of ChatGPT? This post contains some musing about the impacts of generative AI on our relationship to our own knowledge and thinking. I am no longer writing for humans alone – the machine is my audience as much as you are One of the reasons I find… Continue reading Me, myself and the machine

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Reflections on five years at OPSI

[Originally published by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO).] After an amazing and intensive five years with the team at OPSI, I’m leaving the OECD to move on to new adventures back in Australia. Before I go, and with the indulgence of my colleagues, I’d… Continue reading Reflections on five years at OPSI

Early to rise, early to fall – the destiny of vanguard projects in the public sector?

[Originally published by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO).] In my 20 years of being a public servant I have been fortunate enough to have seen or read about quite a few innovative projects (Have we told you we have a database of… Continue reading Early to rise, early to fall – the destiny of vanguard projects in the public sector?

Innovation Networks: learning from a convening of conveners

[Originally published by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO).] How do you coordinate and convene a public sector innovation network? How do you connect people whose common interest is difference? Recently, we started to compile a catalogue of public sector… Continue reading Innovation Networks: learning from a convening of conveners

Public sector innovation system scan of Latvia

[Originally published by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO). This post was jointly authored with Kent Aitken.] Today we’re releasing an innovation scan of the Latvian national public sector, undertaken in conjunction with the Latvian State Chancellery and with the… Continue reading Public sector innovation system scan of Latvia

OPSI meet-up pilot

[Originally published by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO).] Are you interested in meeting with others from around the world interested in the issues of public sector innovation and government transformation? We’re looking to test a virtual meet-up event format with… Continue reading OPSI meet-up pilot