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Will the UK be able to shape global AI standards?

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A new initiative to shape international standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI) was launched last week by the UK government, as part of its strategy to become a global AI power. The "AI Standards Hub" will focus on governance and guidance and falls under the National AI Strategy that aims to increase Britain's contribution to development of global AI technical standards. The Alan Turing Institute, the London-based data science and AI organisation, has been selected to lead the pilot with support from the British Standards Institution and National Physical Laboratory. "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," the government announced, adding that the move puts the country at the "forefront" of a rapidly developing industry. "On the face of it, the AI Standards Hub offers some substance to the government's claims of Britain being a tech power and paves the way for it to play a leadership role in shaping AI at the global level," London-based political risk analyst Mikhail Sebastian told TRT World.


New UK initiative to shape global standards for Artificial Intelligence

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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).


New UK initiative to shape global standards for Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

The Alan Turing Institute, supported by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), will pilot a new UK government initiative aiming to shape global technical standards for Artificial Intelligence and expand the country's contribution to the field. The hub is backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for AI (OAI). 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 contribute, develop and meet global standards. This will help put the UK at the forefront of this rapidly developing area. The Hub is part of the National AI Strategy and will aim to increase UK contribution to development of global AI technical standards.


Japanese experts look to create global standards for disaster preparedness

The Japan Times

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.


Evidence for Man-Made Global Warming Hits 'Gold Standard': Scientists

U.S. News

"I would be reluctant to raise to 99-100 percent, but there is no doubt there is more evidence of change in the global signals over a wider suite of ocean indices and atmospheric indices," said Professor Nathan Bindoff, a climate scientist at the University of Tasmania.