The new AI Standard Hub will create practical tools for businesses, bring the UK's AI community together through a new online platform, and develop educational materials to help organisations develop and benefit from global standards. This will help put the UK at the forefront of this rapidly developing area. The Hub will work to improve the governance of AI, complement pro-innovation regulation and unlock the huge economic potential of these technologies to boost investment and employment now the UK has left the European Union. BSI, the UK National Standards Body, and NPL, the country's national metrology institute, will share their world-class expertise in developing standards and research to deliver the pilot with The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and AI. The hub is backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for AI (OAI).
Sendai – Using lessons learned from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a project to create uniform global standards for efforts to prepare for natural disasters and mitigate disaster risks is underway in Japan. The project is designed to improve the world's disaster management capacity by leveraging the knowledge Japan has accumulated. The organizers hope for the launch of new standards in 2023. International standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are widely used to certify product quality and safety in a broad range of fields, including food, production management at factories, environmental management and information and communications security. As of the end of 2019, there were 22,913 ISO-certified standards.