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Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence Standardization will start its work on the basis of RVC

20.05.2019

RVC with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Rosstandart initiated the creation of the Technical Committee “Artificial Intelligence”, whose responsibility will include a wide range of issues related to the regulatory and technical regulation of various aspects of the applied use of AI technologies. Applications for entry into the committee from interested organizations are accepted until July 1, 2019.

The Technical Committee is being created at the initiative of RVC to increase the development work efficiency of the domestic regulatory and technical base in the area of artificial intelligence. The new body will bring together specialized organizations, authorities, research and educational institutions for the national, interstate and international standardization of AI technologies. At the same time, the responsibility scope of the new TC will include a wide range of issues related to the regulation of AI technologies and previously worked out within a number of separate technical committees of Rosstandart.

“The development level of artificial intelligence technologies will largely determine the economic, scientific, technological and defense potential of states. In Russia, the system development in the area of AI is carried out within the National Technology Initiative and the program “Digital Economy”.

RVC, as a project office of the NTI, launched an initiative to create a single specialized standardization body to specify the conditions for the earliest transformation of the accumulated fundamental knowledge in the area of AI into specific products and services as well as to ensure their applied implementation in various economy industries, ” Alexandr Povalko, General Director of RVC, comments.

The new committee will formulate a development program of the national standards in the area of artificial intelligence, including the processing technologies of the big data, machine learning, cognitive and neurotechnology. Moreover, a separate direction of the committee’s work will be participation in the international standardization process on behalf of the Russian Federation, including the issue consideration of applying the international standards in the area of AI at the national level, participation in the work of the joint international technical standardization committee ISO / IEC JTC 1 “Information Technologies” as well as participation in the work of the subcommittee ISO / IEC JTC 1 SC 42 “Artificial Intelligence”.

Sergey Garbuk, Director for Research Projects of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, who previously headed the information section of the Advanced Research fund, Center for Information Technologies at the Research and Development Institute of Standardization and Unification of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, will chair the Artificial Intelligence Technical Committee based on the RVC.

“The main goal of the newly created Technical Committee will be the standard requirement development, the fulfillment of which will ensure the public confidence in AI technologies when solving the various applied tasks. This is especially important in cases where the incorrect operation of intelligent systems can harm the people life and health, lead to serious economic or environmental damage. Thanks to the standards being developed, the consumer of AI technologies will be able to make sure, for example, that an unmanned vehicle is safe for passengers and others, and the work quality of the medical decision support system is not inferior to the experienced doctor qualifications, — Sergey Garbuk notes. — In addition, the TC tasks will include the development of standards that provide terminological, metrological and process unity in such a rapidly developing area of information technology, like the artificial intelligence. It is worth pointing out that the standards in this case are not a deterrent to the development of AI technologies, but, on the contrary, contribute to the full-scale implementation of intelligent systems in various application areas. ”

The structure of the new Technical Committee “Artificial Intelligence” will be built mirrorwise to the international profile subcommittee SC 42 and unite the work groups responsible for the unification and quality assurance of AI technologies, as well as specializing in the standard requirement formation for artificial intelligence technologies in various industries. It will allow you to focus on solving the following tasks:

  • development of terms and definitions, conceptual provisions in the area of AI, preparation of other fundamental standards; 
  • standardization work execution of typical architectures of AI systems, data presentation formats in AI systems; 
  • requirement development for indicators and quality criteria of AI systems, general methods of ensuring confidence in AI systems, including the methods for identifying and countering the specific threats to information security of AI automated systems; 
  • unified rule development for functional characteristic assessment of AI systems when solving the applied problems in various economy industries, including the education, health care, industry and construction, defense and security, agriculture, transport, etc.; 
  • determination of the role and boundaries of AI system use in various application industries, risk assessment and minimization, reliability provision of the system use.

Applications for participation in the Technical Committee "Artificial Intelligence" are accepted until July 1, 2019 at the address: tcai@rvc.ru. It is expected that participation in the TC will allow organizations-consumers of AI technologies to initiate the standard adoption in the area of the quality of applied intellectual systems; developers — to help ensure the technology comparability and the condition creation for fair competition; regulators — to ensure compliance with the legislation requirements in the area of standardization and technical regulation in the Russian Federation.



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