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New UK initiative to shape global standards for Artificial Intelligence


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 โ€“ 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.

Time Marches On, With a Little Bit More Skip This Weekend

U.S. News

Time marches on, with a bit more skip this weekend. You'll lose an hour's sleep Saturday night, but gain more evening light in the months ahead, when the weather warms and you want to be outdoors. No time change is observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology says daylight saving time covers 238 days, or about 65 percent of the year. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.