Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be top of mind for a variety of stakeholders across the world. Consequently, there is very strong interest in the standardization aspect.
The joint technical committee established by IEC and ISO for AI (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42) is taking a unique approach to standardization by looking at the full AI ecosystem. The SC 42 week-long plenary meeting is underway in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by the National Standards Association of Ireland (NSAI) with over 140 participants.
“Looking back, it’s easy to forget that we have only been doing this for one year. This is a testament to the hard work of everyone in the committee at transforming the idea of having an ecosystem approach of AI into a comprehensive work programme and supporting governance structure.
“Looking forward, it’s hard to imagine that we’ve addressed the entire scope we were given. I would like to remind you that we are a system integration committee.
“To that effect it’s important that we not only continue to build the ecosystem via tools like liaisons but also continue to look for areas of collaboration with other groups and organizations especially with ISO, IEC and JTC 1 committees in an effort to provide guidance on the application of AI… while continuing to execute on and grow the work program as well as bringing in different stakeholders views”, said Wael Diab, Chair SC 42.
Global experts are discussing and furthering the work of SC 42, which includes key topics around foundational standards for concepts and terminology, trustworthiness, ethics and societal concerns, risk management, use cases and applications, big data reference architecture and more.
A number of liaison representatives from other standards development organizations and other technical committees are also attending.