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Issue 06/2019

Disruptive technologies and positive change

Artificial intelligence, ethics, digital transformation and international standards

This is an edited excerpt from a new OCEANIS (open community for ethics in autonomous and intelligent systems) think piece about the role of standards in developing the dependability and trustworthiness of AI-related technologies. IEC is a founder member of OCEANIS and contributed to the publication. Download Role of standards in facilitating innovation while addressing ethics and value in autonomous and intelligent systems here.

Issue 06/2019

AI standards help accelerate digitalization of smart manufacturing

One of the key drivers of the digital transformation is smart manufacturing

Various analysts put the market estimate at several hundreds of billions US dollars with double digit CAGR growth. Much of this growth is being fuelled by the digitalization of the sector as emerging IT technologies such AI, big data and analytics are improving efficiencies and unlocking insights that would otherwise be unattainable.

Issue 01/2019

Bringing the ethics into innovation

Innovative technology is not created in a vacuum but by, and for, society as a whole

At this time of the year many eyes are turned towards the new technologies coming out of big trade shows, such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And while new technologies still have their detractors, it would be very difficult to dismiss the benefits many of them are bringing to areas such as medicine, manufacturing and ICT, to name but a few.

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Issue 06/2018

Eliminating bias from algorithms

Eliminating bias from the data used to train algorithms is a key challenge for the future of machine learning

Wael Diab, who is leading international efforts to standardize artificial intelligence (AI), has identified the mitigation of data bias as a priority challenge for eventual future standards work. Diab recently told the IEC General Meeting, in Busan, South Korea, that a broad standardization approach is necessary.