AI is more and more present in our daily lives and activities, across multiple domains. However, it is also the source of many technical and societal questions. Among the frequently discussed aspects of AI one finds its definition, its technological potential, and its capacity to replace some human actions.
In this context, technical standardization can be considered as a tool to support the demystification of the technology. To do so, the technical sub-committee ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial Intelligence is developing two foundational standards:
- ISO/IEC DIS 22989 Information technology — Artificial intelligence — Artificial intelligence concepts and terminology. This draft standard first introduces various terms related to AI in general, and then more specifically to Machine Learning (ML), neural networks and AI trustworthiness. It then outlines some AI-related concepts such as AI computational approaches, data, the AI system life cycle, AI functional components, the AI ecosystem, and AI fields of application. While this standard only attempts to give a high-level overview of AI concepts, other standards developed in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 provide a deeper coverage of some of these (such as, for example, ISO/IEC TR 24030 Information technology — AI – Use cases, related to the applications of AI).
- ISO/IEC DIS 23053 Framework for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems Using Machine Learning (ML). This standard describes the components of a generic ML-based AI system and their functions in the AI ecosystem. It introduces different ML approaches and ML processes, whereas ISO/IEC TR 24372 Information technology — Artificial intelligence (AI) — Overview of computational approaches for AI systems, to be published soon, provides complementary information on ML and other AI algorithms.
Following the flow of the standards development process, these two AI foundational standards are now open for public enquiry in order to give to all interested parties the possibility to provide comments on the subject and raise questions about the proposed content.
To contribute to these international standards prior to their publication, interested organizations in Luxembourg are invited to consult them for free via the ILNAS e-Shop search engine, and to communicate their comments through the template available online. The filled-in template can then be sent to [email protected] by August, 27th, 2021.
You have also a possibility to contribute to other standards in development elaborated in the technical sub-committee ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 by becoming a national delegate.
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